Klobuchar meets with Congressional Hispanic Caucus campaign arm

Klobuchar meets with Congressional Hispanic Caucus campaign arm
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Conspiracy theories run rampant online amid Floyd protests | First lawsuit filed against Trump social media order | Snapchat to no longer promote Trump's account Derek Chauvin charge upgraded to second-degree murder; other officers charged Democratic lawmakers push leadership to ensure college students have internet access MORE (D-Minn.) met Thursday with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus campaign arm, Bold PAC, as she works to boost her presidential campaign’s appeal to Latino voters.

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) the chairman of Bold PAC, said he and others walked out of the meeting impressed.

“I was left with the fact that she was very calm, cool and collected. She answered our questions very respectfully, nicely,”Cárdenas told The Hill. “She has grown into being a very appreciated and good candidate for president. My assessment was that overall people were pleased with the dialogue and people were nodding their heads.”

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The meeting with Klobuchar comes as the Minnesota Democrat struggles to break into the top tier of the primary field ahead of the first 2020 caucuses and primaries. Polling has her stuck in the single digits both nationally and among voters of color. 

Klobuchar’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the talks with Bold PAC.

Thursday morning’s meeting was the fifth Bold PAC has held with a Democratic White House contender. The group has also met with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Murkowski, Mattis criticism ratchets up pressure on GOP over Trump| Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal | Iran releases US Navy veteran Michael White Davis: 72 hours cementing the real choice for November OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs order removing environmental reviews for major projects | New Trump air rule will limit future pollution regulations, critics say | DNC climate group calls for larger federal investment on climate than Biden plan MORE, Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs order removing environmental reviews for major projects | New Trump air rule will limit future pollution regulations, critics say | DNC climate group calls for larger federal investment on climate than Biden plan Google: Chinese and Iranian hackers targeting Biden, Trump campaigns Sanders: Police departments that violate civil rights should lose federal funding MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenGeorge Floyd protests show corporations must support racial and economic equality It's time to shut down industrial animal farming The Hill's Morning Report - Protesters' defiance met with calls to listen MORE (D-Mass.) and former New York Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Liberals embrace super PACs they once shunned .7 billion expected to be spent in 2020 campaign despite coronavirus: report MORE

Cárdenas said the group has been pleased with all the meetings so far and that all the candidates have vowed to make comprehensive immigration reform a top priority in the first 100 days of their presidency.

“So far we’ve been pleased with the presidential candidates where they were actually trying to answer our question and not just going back to a talking point,” he said. 

“They are letting us know and reminding us that they are investing in communicating to the Latinos across America, that they’re focused on making sure that they’re inclusive and that they’re listening, and they’re realizing that when Latinos vote, the candidate wins,” he added.