REPORT: Amy Klobuchar Nearing 2020 WH Bid Launch

Politico reports:

Sen. Amy Klobuchar is heading to Iowa this month, another sign the Minnesota Democrat is closing in on a 2020 launch.

Klobuchar is to headline the Feb. 21 Ankeny Area Democrats Winter Banquet in the first caucus state and her team is exploring events elsewhere in Iowa that are likely to be added to that itinerary, according to a source with knowledge of the scheduling.

If Klobuchar enters the fray, she would become the first official candidate who hails from the Midwest, a critical battleground region in the 2020 map. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown — who is also considering a presidential run, but hasn’t formally launched — held events throughout Iowa last week.