PHOTOS: Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential bid in a Minneapolis snowstorm
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- Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential campaign on Sunday.
- Supporters were greeted by a snowstorm and sub-freezing temperatures as they turned out for the Democrat's announcement.
- The forecast for Sunday in Minneapolis was snow and a high of 19 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Supporters showed up despite the snow and frigid weather, carrying signs and American flags, and some wearing ski gear.
Supporters of Senator Amy Klobuchar turned out in snow and sub-freezing temperatures in Minneapolis on Sunday to hear the Democrat's announcement of her 2020 presidential campaign.
"We are tired of the shutdowns and the showdowns, of the gridlock and the grandstanding," she said at her speech. "Today ... we say enough is enough."
Klobuchar had said on Twitter on Saturday that she would be making a "big announcement" at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Sunday afternoon. She directed people to "wear warm clothes."
The forecast for Sunday in Minneapolis was snow and a high of 19 degrees Fahrenheit, but the Weather Channel noted that it felt more like seven degrees.
Despite the chill, supporters turned out in droves for the big announcement.
I will be tomorrow for big announcement at 1:30! Everyone welcome. Cocoa served. Wear warm clothes. Will be warmer tomorrow and may snow a little so should be beautiful on Boom Island. Music, camp fires, the whole bit. Parking nearby. https://t.co/Hz91NGE8hB https://t.co/JwDMp1RvWY- Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) February 9, 2019