Klobuchar 'happy' to be polling in top six in Iowa

Klobuchar 'happy' to be polling in top six in Iowa
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Fauci says focus should be on pausing reopenings rather than reverting to shutdowns; WHO director pleads for international unity in pandemic response State election officials warn budget cuts could lead to November chaos Biden strikes populist tone in blistering rebuke of Trump, Wall Street MORE (D-Minn.) said Sunday she is happy to be among the top six Democratic presidential candidates in a recent poll of Iowa voters.

Klobuchar said on CBS' "Face the Nation" she's happy with the poll, which shows her receiving 2 percent support, noting she's ahead of 18 other candidates and even with former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeBellwether counties show trouble for Trump Colorado GOP Rep. Scott Tipton defeated in primary upset Clinton, Buttigieg among Democrats set to hold virtual events for Biden MORE (D-Texas).

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"So I think you see a fluid race and yes, there are a lot of candidates and you're going to see that narrowed down over time," she said.

"I'm clearly on the debate stage and expect to be there in the fall. And I think that's going to give opportunity to voters in Iowa and all across the country to really narrow it down," Klobuchar said.

The senator added her strength is as a "proven progressive" – a lawmaker able to pass 100 bills as the lead Democrat. 

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Runoff elections in Texas, Alabama set for Tuesday Biden campaign slams White House attacks on Fauci as 'disgusting' Biden lets Trump be Trump MORE led the field in the same poll with 24 percent of the vote. 

Second place was a statistical tie between Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA declines to tighten smog standards amid pressure from green groups | Democrats split on Trump plan to use development funds for nuclear projects| Russian mining giant reports another fuel spill in Arctic Biden lets Trump be Trump Democrats split on Trump plan to use development funds for nuclear projects MORE(I-Vt.) at 16 percent, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenIn politics, as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over Trump defends Roger Stone move: He was target of 'Witch Hunt' Democrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' MORE (D-Mass.) at 15 percent and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegIn politics, as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over Biden campaign hires top cybersecurity officials to defend against threats Biden strikes populist tone in blistering rebuke of Trump, Wall Street MORE at 14 percent.