"It’s worth noting that Clear Lake is just two hours south of Minneapolis, so it’s not like Klobuchar is traveling great distances," the Washington Post wrote. "But any visit to Iowa must be appropriately looked upon as a potential toe in the water when it comes to the next presidential race."
Klobuchar has brushed off 2016 speculation before saying, "I love my job" but her two decisive election victories in Minnesota and her growing national reputation have made some political prognosticators flutter.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."