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Amy Klobuchar campaigns in Nashville days before Super Tuesday

Posted at 5:28 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 23:28:11-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar held a campaign rally in downtown Nashville.

She's one of multiple presidential hopeful who stopped in Tennessee ahead of Super Tuesday.

The candidate touted her record as a senator, her plan to maintain and expand upon the affordable care act and her plan for affordable housing.

NewsChannel 5 spoke one-on-one with Klobuchar after the rally.

Reporter: When you look at Super Tuesday next week, and the primaries as a whole, how important is Tennessee and the delegates that come from here?

Sen. Klobuchar: "It's critical, it is a state that I think Democrats should be better in and that's one of the reasons why I'm here. I like to go not just where it's bright blue and easy, but where we need to bring people with us. I was pleasantly happy at the number of people that came up and said that they had been voting Republican for years but they were going to vote for me in the primary, and then of course we have fired up base people as well. I think our party has to go everywhere, and not just focus on a few states, and that's what I've been doing with my campaign."

Reporter: You touched on it a lot in your speech, unity and bringing the party together. If you are the nominee, how do you bring everyone from far-left progressives to moderate Independents together?

Sen. Klobuchar: "Well, I've done it time and time again in my own state and I think that was one of the reasons I was asked to keynote the Tennessee dinner a few years ago. I think there's more that unites us than divides us. I think the actual evidence of that is in the 2018 races where Democrats won in some pretty red states, and we did it not just with the fired up Democrat base but by bringing Independents, moderate Republicans, that has been my pitch. I think that when you look at how we win big and how we govern in a way that's more decent, you have to beat Donald Trump, and you do that by having, not some one who shuts people out, but some one who brings people with them."

Reporter: Looking to next week, is Super Tuesday make-or-break for your campaign?

Sen. Klobuchar: "I never have anything be make-or-break because people thought I wasn't going to make it through the blizzard when I did my announcement and I did. They thought I wasn't going to make it through the summer, they thought I wouldn't make it on the debate stages and every single time I've beaten the odds, and that's what I plan on doing on Tuesday.

Reporter: And Senator briefly, you got stuck in Nashville traffic today?

Sen. Klobuchar: "Oh my, yes. So that actually invigorated my pitch for infrastructure and my infrastructure plan of investing in roads and bridges and rail and buses and rural broadband and the like. I think it's really important and actually the president made promises on his election night that he would do infrastructure and we just haven't seen the investment that I think Tennessee needs."