Klobuchar on Bloomberg bid: We don't need anyone coming in and telling us we 'aren't good enough'

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharA free college tradeoff — what should the 2020 candidates promise? Booker hits fundraising threshold for December debate after surge of post-debate donations The Hill's Morning Report - Sondland stuns; Dems pull punches in fifth debate MORE (D-Minn.) was the latest Democratic presidential candidate to weigh in on billionaire Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergBloomberg files paperwork to run for president 2020 hopes rise for gun control groups after Virginia elections Bloomberg to spend millions on voter registration campaign MORE's possible entrance into the 2020 Democratic primary race Friday at a campaign stop in Iowa.

"Anyone can get into a presidential race, almost everyone has," Klobuchar told supporters.

Klobuchar continued, saying that she respects the other candidates in the race because "at least they're just saying their piece."

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Bloomberg, however, Klobuchar asserts, would enter the race because he thinks that "the rest of the candidates aren't good enough," adding that Bloomberg's mindset isn't what the primary race needs.

"We don't need anyone coming in and telling us that none of [the candidates], with all of the work people have done for our country, are good enough," Klobuchar said.

"I don't buy that and I don't think you do either."

 

The 77-year-old former mayor of New York hasn't officially launched a presidential campaign, but he was expected to file the necessary paperwork to appear on Alabama's Democratic primary ballot by Friday's deadline.

According to RealClearPolitcs's average of polls, Klobuchar is polling at 2.6 percent nationally.

She has qualified for every primary debate so far, including the debate in Atlanta later this month.