Amy Klobuchar foreshadows Florida message in Tallahassee
Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar — who debuted her candidacy outdoors during a snowstorm — came to the Sunshine State to talk and will leave with a rough understanding of what the voters want down south.
After meeting with health leaders in Miami and House Democrats in Tallahassee, the Senator from Minnesota said she had a working understanding of what’s top-of-mind for Floridians, from hurricanes and health care to climate change and tourism.
“You don’t learn that stuff if you’re just sitting back in Washington, D.C.,” Klobuchar said while speaking to media in Tallahassee.
Florida has a late-March primary in 2020. But the first Democratic debate takes place this summer in Miami.
Klobuchar said Floridians care about the economy: “A lot of people feel left behind right now, I know it from just walking around.”
She acknowledged the state has turned around from the Great Recession. But she said Florida stands to lose from the effects of climate change because coastal cities — economic engines — could suffer.
“I don’t see that as economics versus the environment when it comes to Florida,” Klobuchar said.
The politicians and voters Klobuchar met with informed her of some of the issues specific to