Amy Poehler on Thursday revealed which Democrats might have the support of her politically savvy character on the NBC show “Parks and Recreation.”
In an interview with Variety, Poehler said that she thinks Leslie Knope, the local deputy parks director in the fictional town of Pawnee, Ind., would vouch for similar Midwest candidates.
“Maybe Amy?” Poehler said of Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharGOP blocks Senate Democrats' revised elections bill Progressives push back on decision to shrink Biden's paid family leave program The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Altria - Biden holds meetings to resurrect his spending plan MORE (D) of Minnesota.
Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend., Ind., might also have the support of her character.
“That would be perfect, she might like that underdog status of him,” Poehler said.
“But again, she might be too busy fixing the bench,” she continued.
Amy Poehler says Leslie Knope might support Amy Klobuchar or Pete Buttigieg in the 2020 presidential election pic.twitter.com/LMpaoigUhm— Variety (@Variety) March 22, 2019
Poehler starred in “Parks and Recreation” during the hit show’s run from 2009 to 2015. The stars came together at PaleyFest for a panel on the show’s 10th anniversary.
A slew of top politicians appeared as themselves on the show, including presidential candidates Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerSenate Democrats call for diversity among new Federal Reserve Bank presidents Progressives push back on decision to shrink Biden's paid family leave program Emanuel to take hot seat in Senate confirmation hearing MORE (D-N.J.) and Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandProposals to reform supports for parents face chopping block Under pressure, Democrats cut back spending The Memo: Cuts to big bill vex Democrats MORE (D-N.Y.).
One of Leslie Knope’s idols, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden: Democrats' spending plan is 'a bigger darn deal' than Obamacare Biden says he's open to altering, eliminating filibuster to advance voting rights Biden: Comment that DOJ should prosecute those who defy subpoenas 'not appropriate' MORE, also makes a cameo. Biden has not yet announced a 2020 run but is reportedly close to entering the crowded field of Democrats.