Sen. Amy Klobuchar, touting herself as dogged Midwesterner, announces her Democratic presidential bid

Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota announced Sunday that she will run for president in 2020, putting a pragmatic Midwesterner touting a message of competence and mettle into the burgeoning field of Democratic candidates.

Klobuchar held her announcement rally at a park on the banks of the Mississippi River, near the site of the 2007 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge, in which 13 people were killed and scores more were injured.

The bridge was quickly rebuilt in 2008, after politicians and officials, including the senator, came together to expedite the construction process.

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