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The Daily BeastMay 29, 2020
Team Biden on Klobuchar: ‘We Need to Avoid Her'
Ron Jenkins/GettyIn recent weeks, Sen. Amy Klobuchar has positioned herself as a leading contender in the race to join former Vice President Joe Biden on the Democratic ticket. But growing civil unrest in her home state of Minnesota in response to the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of a white police officer—and renewed scrutiny of her record as the top prosecutor in the state's largest county—appears to have severely hampered her ambition to be the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee.

"Vertiginous," a campaign adviser said in a one-word text, describing Klobuchar's fall in the rankings of potential running mates.

The three-term senator's drop has been so swift that a planned Minnesota digital event with Dr. Jill Biden and coronavirus first-responders scheduled for Friday was pulled, according to a source familiar with the campaign's deliberations, "partly because we need to avoid her."

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