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The Daily BeastFeb 20, 2019
Could Amy Klobuchar Be the 2020 Democratic ‘Maverick'?
Scott Olson/GettyAt a CNN town hall in New Hampshire on Monday, Democratic presidential candidate and Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar threw cold water on progressive articles of faith like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, and declared her opposition to plans pushed by rivals like Sen. Bernie Sanders to provide free four-year college tuition to everyone.

"If I was a magic genie and could give that to everyone and we could afford it, I would," Klobuchar said. "I've got to tell the truth."

Her performance reminded Paul Kane, a longtime congressional reporter at The Washington Post, of another presidential candidate who pitched himself as a straight-talking pragmatist to widespread popularity in the first-in-the-nation primary state: John McCain.

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