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Union Leader Backs Amy Klobuchar for President

January 27, 2020

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar received a major newspaper endorsement on Sunday ahead of the  New Hampshire presidential primaries.

The Union Leader, the state’s largest and most influential daily newspaper, published in Manchester, praised Klobuchar and said she lacks the “weaknesses” her opponents would have in a general election against President Donald Trump.

“Trump doesn’t want to face her. He is hoping for Bernie, Biden, Buttigieg or [Sen. Elizabeth] Warren. Each has weaknesses, whether of age, inexperience or a far-left agenda that thrills some liberals but is ripe for exploitation in a mainstream general election,” Union Leader editor Joe McQuaid and publisher Brendan McQuaid wrote.

“Sen. Klobuchar has none of those weaknesses and the incumbent needs to be presented with a challenger who is not easily dismissed,” they added in the editorial published Sunday, January 26, 16 days ahead of the New Hampshire primaries on Tuesday, February 11.

(The other Democratic candidates the McQuaids referred to are U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont; former vice president Joe Biden of Delaware; Pete Buttagieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana; and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. They are the top four in recent polls.]

Currently, Klobuchar is polling fifth in the Granite State at 10 percent, according to an NBC/Marist poll released on Sunday. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders leads the pack in that same poll with 22 percent support.

This is not the first major newspaper endorsement Klobuchar received. She got a co-endorsement alongside Elizabeth Warren from the New York Times last week.

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