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 KlobucharBiden hosts potential VP pick Gretchen Whitmer on podcast Why Gretchen Whitmer's stock is rising with Team Biden Biden says his administration could help grow 'bench' for Democrats 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 TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: 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.