Dem senator: 'You can’t just waltz’ to primary win
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharHere's what the Dem candidates for president said about the Mueller report Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements Harris wants Barr to testify on Mueller report as 2020 Dems call for its release MORE (D-Minn.) said on Sunday that Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIf Mueller's report lacks indictments, collusion is a delusion Conservatives wage assault on Mueller report The wisdom of Trump's lawyers, and the accountability that must follow Mueller's report MORE is not exempt from a fierce battle in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.

“You can’t just waltz in and win a Democratic primary,” Klobuchar told host Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week.” 


“We’ve seen many people in the past think they could do that, and that’s not what happened,” Klobuchar, a Clinton supporter, added.

Klobuchar argued on Sunday that Clinton, the current front-runner for their party’s presidential nomination, is taking the right approach.

“I think you have heard from her directly from the very beginning that this is not a coronation,” she said of the former first lady.

“I think she has approached this with vigor from the beginning,” Klobuchar said. “I think she’s running a strong campaign. It has energy.”

Klobuchar’s remarks comes as Clinton struggles with public support following national controversy over her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of State.

“There’s a lot of partisan stuff going on that’s not fair to her,” Klobuchar said of Clinton. 

“But in this case, she had to take responsibility for what she did,” she said. “And she did. She said she should have had two different email accounts, that she should have done this differently.”

Voter concerns over the issue are gradually eroding Clinton's lead in the Democratic race across multiple national polls.