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Cedar Rapids lawmaker endorses Klobuchar

CEDAR RAPIDS — State Rep. Molly Donahue of Cedar Rapids has endorsed Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Donahue, a Democrat who represents House 68 that includes eastern Cedar Rapids, Marion, Bertram and Ely, was attracted to Klobuchar because of her “no-nonsense approach.” Donahue is a lifelong Cedar Rapids resident and has taught special education for 30 years.

Klobuchar “has common sense policies that will help the everyday people in Iowa and in our country,” said Donahue, a legislative freshman. “Amy’s no-nonsense approach gets things done, while her sense of humor helps to unite people for a common cause. Amy’s record proves she remains a progressive in her ideas and policies, while reaching across the aisle to gain bipartisan support.”

Klobuchar also has repeatedly shown she’s unafraid of standing up to President Donald Trump, Donahue said.

“That’s the candidate we need to win in 2020,” she said.

Previously, former state legislator and U.S. Ambassador Swati Dandekar of Marion, Johnson County community activist Melissa Fath and former Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Andy McGuire endorsed Klobuchar. Others endorsers include former president of the National Corn Growers Association Pam Johnson, farmers Dave and Mary Jensen of Iowa Falls and Dan and Allison Sorenson of Dickens, state Reps. Ruth Ann Gaines and Marti Anderson, both of Des Moines, former Cedar Falls legislator Bill Witt, Adel City Council member Shirley McAdon and community activists Jackie Wellman, Ruth and Scott Thompson of Des Moines.

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