Klobuchar raises $1 million since start of debate

Klobuchar raises $1 million since start of debate
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharEPA delivers win for ethanol industry angered by waivers to refiners It's time for newspapers to stop endorsing presidential candidates Biden marks anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, knocks Trump and McConnell MORE (D-Minn.) touted on Friday that her presidential campaign had raised $1 million since the start of the primary debate in New Hampshire.

Klobuchar, in her Twitter post, also urged supporters to help her hit $2 million by midnight.

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The haul came after the Minnesota Democrat tangled with six of her 2020 competitors in Manchester on Friday night at the last debate before Tuesday’s primary in New Hampshire. 

Friday night’s financial boost for Klobuchar comes after what appears to be a fifth-place showing in Iowa’s caucuses and amid polling that shows her in a similar position ahead of the Granite State’s primary.

Klobuchar in particular had tense exchanges with former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBogeymen of the far left deserve a place in any Biden administration Overnight Defense: Woodward book causes new firestorm | Book says Trump lashed out at generals, told Woodward about secret weapons system | US withdrawing thousands of troops from Iraq A socially and environmentally just way to fight climate change MORE, who has won new momentum after virtually tying Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersMcConnell accuses Democrats of sowing division by 'downplaying progress' on election security The Hill's Campaign Report: Arizona shifts towards Biden | Biden prepares for drive-in town hall | New Biden ad targets Latino voters Why Democrats must confront extreme left wing incitement to violence MORE (I-Vt.) at Monday’s Iowa caucuses.

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Klobuchar hit Buttigieg over his past stances on “Medicare for All,” noting that he supported the plan before reversing to a proposal that expands on the Affordable Care Act. She also praised Sens. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyGOP-led panel to hear from former official who said Burisma was not a factor in US policy Joe Biden's dangerous view of 'normalcy' The electoral reality that the media ignores MORE (R-Utah) for voting to convict President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE in the Senate’s impeachment trial before slamming Buttigieg for past comments he made about the proceedings. 

"There was a lot of courage that you saw from only a few people. There was courage from Doug Jones, our friend of Alabama who took that tough vote. There was courage from Mitt Romney, who took a very, very difficult vote," she said to applause.

"But what you said, Pete, when you were campaigning through Iowa as three of us were jurors in that impeachment hearing, you said that it was exhausting to watch and that you wanted to turn the channel and watch cartoons," she said. "It is easy to go after Washington because that's a popular thing to do."