By PAULA TRACY, InDepthNH.org
CONCORD – Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is officially on the New Hampshire state primary ballot as a candidate for president of the United States.
The 59-year-old granddaughter of an iron ore miner and the first woman elected to the Senate from Minnesota in 2006, Klobuchar addressed supporters at a State House rally after filing to be a candidate at the Secretary of State’s Office Wednesday morning.
Klobuchar has an extensive plan for her first 100 days in office.
Her plan includes getting the United States back into the international Paris climate agreement, suspending the Trump Administration’s attempts to dismember the Affordable Care Act, raising the minimum wage to $15, rebuilding ties with United States’ allies, allowing the safe importation of less-costly drugs from countries like Canada, reviving voting rights protections, and connecting every home to the internet by 2022.
Peter Grote of Franconia drove an hour and a half to see Klobuchar and said he has decided she is his candidate.
“She’s pragmatic. She has experience running government. She can run this country and she can win an election against Trump,” Grote said.
Klobuchar was escorted into the Secretary of State’s Office by Executive Councilor Debora Pignatelli of Nashua and a number of state Senators who are supporting her candidacy.
Considered a moderate in the large field of Democratic presidential candidates, Klobuchar has said she will revive voting rights protections, introduce measures to fight gun violence and work on cybersecurity.