Presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) explained to MSNBC the reason why she is making campaign visits to all 99 counties in Iowa is because of the number of counties that flipped from Barack Obama to Donald Trump in 2016.
That flip, Klobuchar said, helped result in Trump's presidential victory and rival Hillary Clinton's loss, who would have been "a fantastic president."
"Well, I think you really got to have a president candidate and a president who’s willing to go out there and it’s not just about campaigning it’s also about how I will govern. I don’t just want to be the president for half of America I want to be the president for all of America," Klobuchar said on Friday.
"And when you look at what happens in 2016, Hillary Clinton would have made a fantastic president, but one of things that happened is that we, people stayed home or they voted for Donald Trump, over 30 counties in Iowa. They actually had voted for Barack Obama and then they voted for Donald Trump. I want to bring them with us," she said. "And so that’s one of the reasons that I go to all these places. I’ve done it my whole political career. I think you should go not just where it’s comfortable but where it’s comfortable and you bring people with you. And it’s all about not just campaigning but also governing."
Klobuchar is banking on representing a state from the Midwest to woo early voters in Iowa. She is polling at an average of 6.3 percent in Iowa, but is around 3.5 percent nationally, according to RealClearPolitics.