Iowa City Newspaper Endorses Amy Klobuchar for President

(Bloomberg) -- The Iowa City Press-Citizen on Friday endorsed Amy Klobuchar for president, saying she “has the capacity to unify our country.”

In an unsigned editorial, the 14,000-circulation newspaper in Iowa’s fifth-largest city cites the Minnesota senator’s track record in elections in her home state, saying she has the “ability to appeal across urban, rural and progressive, moderate divides.”

While noting that some have criticized her as a “moderate incrementalist,” the paper praises her 100-day plan to use executive orders to move ahead on climate change, gun safety and family separation.

Still, the editorial notes that she has “struggled to gain national traction in the way that other candidates have.”

“Whatever the precincts report Monday night, Klobuchar will have to up her media game if she’s going to be successful moving forward,” it says.

She was previously endorsed by the Quad-City Times in Iowa, the New Hampshire Union Leader and co-endorsed with Elizabeth Warren by the New York Times.

(Disclaimer: Michael Bloomberg is also seeking the Democratic nomination for president. Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.)

This post is part of Campaign Update, our live coverage from the 2020 campaign trail.

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