Klobuchar to stress 'shared story' in expected 2020 announcement

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report Poll: Nearly 4 in 5 say they will consider candidates' stances on cybersecurity MORE (D-Minn.) will reportedly stress her Midwest roots and unity during a speech on Sunday afternoon when she is widely expected to announce a 2020 presidential bid.

Klobuchar will deliver her speech on Boom Island, a Minneapolis park adjacent to the Mississippi River. The river will serve as a central theme in her speech, according to excerpts obtained by CNN.

"The Mississippi River... all our rivers connect us... to one another. To our shared story," Klobuchar will say. "For that is how this country was founded, with patriots who saw more that united them than divided them."

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The two-term senator will emphasize her Minnesota roots, CNN reported, and her belief in "hard work, telling it like it is, and getting things done."

"I'm asking you to join us on this campaign. It's a homegrown one. I don't have a political machine. I don't come from money," Klobuchar will say, according to prepared remarks. "But what I do have is this: I have grit. I have family. I have friends. I have neighbors. I have all of you who are willing to come out in the middle of the winter, all of you who took the time to watch us today, all of you who are willing to stand up and say people matter."

Klobuchar would become the most recent Democrat to wade into the 2020 presidential race, joining Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall In shift, top CEOs say shareholder value not top goal MORE (Mass.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report F-bombs away: Why lawmakers are cursing now more than ever MORE (N.J.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters F-bombs away: Why lawmakers are cursing now more than ever White House offers reassurances amid recession fears as 2020 candidates sound alarm MORE (N.Y.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisEight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters MORE (Calif.), among others.

The Minnesota senator has been the subject of reports in recent days that include allegations from former staffers that she fostered a hostile work environment. Unidentified former aides detailed instances in which they said Klobuchar berated staff over small mistakes, and left some workers in tears at times.