Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar goes into today’s New Hampshire presidential primary in third place in two recent polls, looking for the “breakout” which eluded her in Iowa. Hamline University analyst David Schultz notes that Klobuchar is not polling well in the next two crucial states, Nevada and South Carolina. He says, “These are two states, especially South Carolina, where the Democratic voters are, of a significantly high percentage, people of color — and Amy Klobuchar is not doing well with people of color.” Schultz adds, “She’s running as a midwestern candidate and, for many people of color, midwestern signifies white. And so she really hasn’t messaged well to reach out to people of color, to African Americans.”
Klobuchar says her campaign has beaten the odds every step of the way, with ideas and hard work.