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Klobuchar fundraises for McConnell challenger: 'Two Amys are better than one'

Klobuchar fundraises for McConnell challenger: 'Two Amys are better than one'
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Presidential candidate Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharGoogle completes Fitbit acquisition Hillicon Valley: Fringe social networks boosted after Capitol attack | Planned protests spark fears of violence in Trump's final days | Election security efforts likely to gain ground in Democrat-controlled Congress US Chamber of Commerce to stop supporting some lawmakers following the Capitol riots MORE (D-Minn.) on Tuesday sent out a fundraising email in support of another Amy — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBoebert communications director resigns amid Capitol riot: report Urgency mounts for new voting rights bill Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster MORE's (R-Ky.) Democratic challenger Amy McGrath

"The way I figure it, two Amys are better than one!" Klobuchar wrote in an email to supporters. "That’s why I’m asking you to donate to Amy McGrath, who has announced that she’s running against Mitch McConnell in Kentucky."

"Amy is a retired Lieutenant Colonel who was the first woman in the Marine Corps to fly a combat mission in an F/A-18 fighter jet," she added. "I’d say we could use a few more trailblazing Democratic women like her in the Senate!"

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Klobuchar also told supporters in the email that if she were elected president, she would need the support of a Democratic Senate. 

McGrath announced her campaign for McConnell's Senate seat this month. She raised $2.5 million on the first day of her campaign.

McConnell in 2014 won reelection by nearly 16 points.

Klobuchar is among more than two dozen people vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.