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Amy Klobuchar stumps for votes in Richmond ahead of Super Tuesday

Posted at 7:34 PM, Feb 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-29 19:42:12-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Conversations between strangers could be heard Saturday afternoon outside the Altria Theater as hundreds waited to hear from Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar.

"It’s going to be my first time voting in the primary in Virginia," said Gina Cuddeback.

Virginia polls showed Saturday that Joe Biden has 22 percent of Virginia's support with Bernie Sanders trailing at 17 percent.

However, despite hundreds showing up to her rally, Klobuchar polled a just 5 percent in Virginia.

The senator from Minnesota dove right in to her key campaign issues.

“I will make long-term care a priority," Klobuchar said.

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Education, prescription drug costs and affordable housing were also focuses.

"That is the sacred trust between the president and the people of this country that I tell you, I will heal. Because I don’t want to be the president for half of America, I want to be the president for all America," Klobuchar added.

After the rally, Klobuchar talked about why it was important to come to the Commonwealth ahead of Super Tuesday.

“Virginia is one of the key states," Klobuchar said. "It's a state that has actually shown the country how you can win and win big."

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