Klobuchar lauds power of free press in post about her father

Klobuchar lauds power of free press in post about her father

Presidential candidate Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharBiden leads Sanders by 7 in new national poll Sanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions MORE (D-Minn.) on Thursday commemorated Love My Newspaper Day with a post about her father, who was a journalist. 

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"Thinking of my dad on #LoveMyNewspaper Day," the senator wrote of her father, Jim Klobuchar.

"He got his start in the newspaper business delivering Grit, a small-town & rural weekly paper & went on to work 43 years in journalism," she added. "He taught me the importance of a free press and now more than ever— it’s crucial to our democracy."

Klobuchar is among more than a dozen people running for the 2020 Democratic nomination. The party's nominee will likely face off against President TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial MORE, who has often criticized the press and called unflattering reports "fake news."