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In N.H. Campaign Swing, Klobuchar Calls for Finding 'Common Ground'

Josh Rogers/NHPR
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke to a crowd in Concord Sunday night in her campaign for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar brought her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to New Hampshire this past weekend, where she stressed the need to address issues ranging from economic inequality to health care and climate change.

In the early days of a race when many Democrats are calling for the sweeping changes  -- on health care, environmental protection, and education -- Klobuchar used a Concord house party Sunday evening to emphasize a more incremental approach. She proposed rolling back parts of the tax changes championed by President Trump, not the whole law.

And when she called for universal health care, Klobuchar quickly added, “there are many ways to get there.”

“And that’s because I believe in standing my ground, but I also believe you can find common ground with people, if you just look at them in the eye, and figure out how you can get things done," Klobuchar told the crowd. "So, that is a big part of what I am about, but it is also about the way that we govern this country.”

Klobuchar’s visit to New Hampshire, which also included a stop in Nashua, was her second since declaring her candidacy for the White House earlier this month.

Josh has worked at NHPR since 2000.

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