A top Minnesota political analyst says Senator Amy Klobuchar has a long haul to catch up with her rivals if she wants the Democratic nomination for president. Hamline University’s David Schultz says recent national polls put Klobuchar at one or two percent among declared or possible Democratic candidates. He says, “That would of course put her behind the first tier of candidates, such as perhaps Joe Biden if he were to run, Bernie Sanders if he were to run, but we also know there are already declared candidates such as Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris who are in that first tier.”
Schultz says right now Klobuchar is “pretty far back in the pack” — although he notes such a gap is not impossible to close. But he says Klobuchar must have an effective ground game as soon as possible in early caucus and primary states like Iowa and Texas.