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Klobuchar celebrates strong NH performance: 'We have beaten the odds'

Klobuchar celebrates strong NH performance: 'We have beaten the odds'

CONCORD, N.H. — Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: YouTube suspends OANN amid lawmaker pressure | Dems probe Facebook, Twitter over Georgia runoff | FCC reaffirms ZTE's national security risk Democrats urge YouTube to remove election misinformation, step up efforts ahead of Georgia runoff YouTube temporarily suspends OANN account after spreading coronavirus misinformation MORE (D-Minn.) on Tuesday night celebrated her strong showing in the New Hampshire primary as early results appeared to show her heading to a top-three finish.

“While there are still ballots to count, we have beaten the odds every step of the way,” Klobuchar told the crowd with a big smile on her face at her campaign’s election night party in Concord.

“Because of you, we are taking this campaign to Nevada,” she added.

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With 67 percent of the precincts reporting, the Minnesota senator is currently in third place behind Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn defense of incrementalism: A call for radical realism Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality Trump will soon be out of office — but polarization isn't going anywhere MORE (I-Vt.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' Biden's win is not a policy mandate — he should govern accordingly MORE

The performance marked a remarkable comeback after Klobuchar placed fifth in Iowa last week, though she escaped much of the scrutiny after a disappointing performance by former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad MORE and technical glitches dominated the headlines.

“Everyone had counted us out — even a week ago," Klobuchar remarked, pausing to sarcastically thank "pundits."  

"I came back, and we delivered," she added.

Klobuchar used a message of unity in her election night speech, using it as a contrast to President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE.

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“I can promise you this: When I am behind that desk, I will take responsibility instead of passing it on,” Klobuchar said, accusing the president of blaming others “for everything that goes wrong.” 

“I will reach across the aisle and work with Americans in good faith instead of picking fights. I will bring this country together.”

Klobuchar’s supporters sipped on cocktails at the Grappone Conference Center in the state’s capital, occasionally chanting “Amy! Amy!” and “Beat Trump! Beat Trump” over the senator’s celebratory remarks.

Updated at 10:31 p.m.