Speculation Sunday: Is Queen Kamala Behind The Wave Of Hit Pieces On Amy Klobuchar?

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As Red State‘s Donna Jones noted last week, someone clearly wants Amy Klobuchar out of this race. So who could be behind these hit pieces? Could it be the disgruntled former staffers? Or GOPers fearful that the so-called “moderate” could appeal to Republicans unhappy with President Trump’s performance?

It’s possible, but the first person I thought about when I started reading the negative stories was Senator Kamala Harris (CA).

Harris has gotten a lot of fawning press coverage since she announced her candidacy. She’s raising a lot of money. At this point, she’s the perceived frontrunner (barring a Biden, Sanders, Hillary, or Beto entry into the race).

Compare and contrast: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (HI) campaign is flailing. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s (NY) campaign so far has been a snoozer – and she may have to soon answer to longstanding accusations that she’s nothing more than a political opportunist. Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) can’t seem to escape her lies about her (non-existent) Native American heritage.

As far as female candidates are concerned, Harris is at the top of the hill at this early stage and wants to keep it that way. She may view Klobuchar as someone who could have a more mainstream appeal in the heartland. Plus, the Minnesota Senator has the ability to make inroads with mainstream Democrats who have made clear that “electability“, not hard-left in-your-face ideology, is what they’re looking for in a nominee.

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Speculation Sunday: Is Queen Kamala Behind The Wave Of Hit Pieces On Amy Klobuchar?