Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday that her campaign has raised $12 million online in the nine days since the New Hampshire debate.
Why it matters: That’s more than the Minnesota senator raised in the fourth quarter of 2019, which had been her strongest quarter yet. It follows a surprise third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, where she trounced both Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren — once believed to be Democratic front-runners.
The big picture: Klobuchar performed well in the first two primary states, but she’s facing an uphill battle in Nevada, South Carolina and beyond without strong support from people of color.
“We see ourselves on an upward path,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar tells @MarthaRaddatz.
“I never thought I was going to be able to compete with some of my opponents’ bank accounts, but what I don’t have in that I have made up in hard, hard work.” https://t.co/P6iz1jjwYE pic.twitter.com/4EPtDKjnoI
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) February 16, 2020