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Illinois senator wants to see Amy Klobuchar run for president

FILE PHOTO: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks at the Polk County Democrats Spring Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 7. Rachel Mummey for The Washington Post.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., didn’t hesitate much when asked which woman she would like to see next run for president.

“I’m gonna stick with the Midwest,” Duckworth said. “I’m going to have to say Amy Klobuchar, I guess.”

The remark came as a closing question to Duckworth’s interview for POLITICO’s Women Rule podcast in which she discussed being the first senator to give birth while serving. Duckworth also mentioned Ohio Gov. Sherrod Brown, saying she would like to see a Midwestern Democrat “get out there.”

This isn’t the first time Minnesota senator’s name has been mentioned as a possible presidential contender. In July of last year, there was a bit of buzz around Klobuchar as she made a speech in the early battleground state of Iowa, attended a Hollywood fundraiser and was getting nationwide media exposure.

Kris Kerzman

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