Klobuchar wins endorsement of prominent Hispanic lawmaker Linda Sanchez

Klobuchar wins endorsement of prominent Hispanic lawmaker Linda Sanchez
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Rep. Rodney Davis says most important thing White House can do on COVID-19 is give consistent messaging; US new cases surpass 50k for first time The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Stagwell President Mark Penn says Trump is losing on fighting the virus; Fauci says U.S. 'going in the wrong direction' in fight against virus Hillicon Valley: Facebook takes down 'boogaloo' network after pressure | Election security measure pulled from Senate bill | FCC officially designating Huawei, ZTE as threats MORE (D-Minn.) on Saturday won the presidential endorsement of Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.), a prominent Hispanic House member.

Sánchez, who was the first Latina elected to a leadership position in Congress and is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), said she picked Klobuchar because she believed the Minnesota lawmaker is best positioned to defeat President TrumpDonald John TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE.

“Our number one priority in this election is defeating Donald Trump and Senator Amy Klobuchar is the best candidate to take him on,” Sánchez said in a statement circulated by Klobuchar’s campaign. “Amy not only has bold, progressive policies and an optimistic economic agenda, she also has a proven track record of delivering real results as I’ve seen in the Senate.” 

The endorsement comes after Klobuchar met with the CHC’s campaign arm this week as she works to boost her White House bid’s appeal to Hispanic voters. Polling has her stuck in the single digits among voters of color, a figure that if left unchanged could hurt her chances to win the Democratic nomination. 

Sánchez’s endorsement comes just two days before Monday’s caucuses in Iowa, where Klobuchar is working to break out of the field’s middle tier and give her campaign momentum moving forward.