Quinton Lucas, who was elected mayor of Kansas City in June, recently saw Klobuchar speak at a mayor’s forum in Iowa . . . In her, he saw a candidate “whose story related to the people in the room and to this guy, who’s a black guy from inner-city Kansas City; [she was] talking about gun violence, talking about infrastructure and local government.
“Getting her away from the giant debate stage helps. She may not be one for quips, but she certainly connects with people,” Lucas continued.
The senator from Minnesota has outlasted flashier candidates, and dominated in last night's debate. But can she escape the shadow of her nemesis, Pete Buttigieg, who has seized her sensible-midwesterner mantle? WAUKON, Iowa-Amy Klobuchar is counting on the process of elimination: that as candidates with higher profiles or greater media appeal fall away, she'll be revealed as the Democrats' best chance to defeat Donald Trump in November.