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Sen. Klobuchar returns to Iowa campaign trail ahead of busy week in Washington

MASON CITY, Iowa (KTTC) -- It was a packed house in Mason City Monday night for Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

She's fresh off an endorsement from the New York Times that also co-endorsed Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Klobuchar reacted to being able to get some traction against other more well-known candidates.

"I am really pleased that I've been able to have people get to know me. That's one of my issues still around the country," said Sen. Klobuchar. "I don't have the name ID of the former vice president or as some of the other candidates who've been running for president for a long time."

Another poll came out Monday from Focus on Rural America that says 29 percent of Iowans believe Klobuchar is the best candidate for the needs of rural Iowans.

"That, I think, has to do with people, getting to know me, understanding that I'm the one that has spent a lot of my time in the U.S. Senate," said Klobuchar. "You do what you want with your power. I've spent a lot working on rural issues. And it's not just the farm bill, it's also rural broadband. I passed a number of bills on rural broadband. It's also about understanding that one size doesn't fit all when it comes to rural education and healthcare."

Klobuchar returned to Minnesota after the rally and is flying out to Washington Tuesday for the beginning of the senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

The Iowa Caucuses are Feb. 3.

Zach Fuller

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