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Klobuchar offers Democrats a Midwestern road to the White House

WASHINGTON –– Sen. Amy Klobuchar doesn't have much star power in a Democratic primary packed with it. She can't compete with several of the other presidential candidates in social media presence, fundraising aptitude or even ability to fire up the base with big, ambitious policy plans.

But the Minnesota pragmatist who joined the race Sunday brings with her a different asset: the promise of credibility with Midwesterners like those who soured on the Democratic Party in 2016. They could prove crucial in determining whether President Donald Trump is re-elected.

"I don't have a political machine. I don't come from money. But what I

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