The 2020 Democratic primary field may be the most wide open in recent memory—perhaps even in the history of American politics—and as candidates prepare to announce presidential bids, there are already arguments being made as to their respective strengths and weaknesses.
To get a sense of what they think will prove helpful and harmful for candidates who have announced their intention to unseat President Donald Trump, The Daily Beast spoke with opposition researchers and operatives in both parties—people whose job it is to understand and exploit the vulnerabilities of those running for office. All of them cautioned that their perspectives were not the same as predictions, and noted that the serious digging has yet to truly begin: when people in their line of work begin studying everything from voting records to court documents to financial transactions.
But they still had insights to share, which The Daily Beast will be presenting in a multi-part series. Today, we look at Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).