(FOX 9) - Senator Amy Klobuchar is set to make a big reveal after she teased the nation about an announcement to be made Sunday.
Her long-awaited announcement on whether she’ll run for President comes this weekend. If she does run, she enters a crowded field.
“You have been asking me this forever,” she told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Tuesday. “Ok, so Sunday, come to Boom Island, as in Boom Island drop the mic, and you’ll find out.”
For Klobuchar, it was a well-coordinated pre-announcement on air and across her social media channels of Twitter and Facebook.
“And I’ve got a little announcement to make,” she said in the videos. “Bundle up and meet me at Boom Island in Minneapolis on Sunday, Feb. 10.”
The site of the big reveal is a snow-covered park along the Mississippi River that in four days will likely feel the heat of Presidential politics.
Documents filed with the Parks and Recreation Board show Klobuchar’s team has planned the announcement for more than a week.
If she runs, she faces a field of candidates already beating a path to Iowa.
Here’s who has announced on the Democratic side so far:
- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
- California Sen. Kamala Harris
- New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
- Former Obama Housing Secretary Julian Castro
- Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard
If Klobuchar runs too, she brings to the race an electoral track record of appealing to the middle. In November, she won in 42 counties that voted for President Trump in 2016.
National poll indicate she has work to do, however. The latest poll in Iowa shows Klobuchar with just 2 percent preference, far behind Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.
Oddsmakers say Klobuchar has the fourth or fifth best odds at winning the nomination if she runs. Her best odds right now are about 10 to one.
I will be tomorrow for big announcement at 1:30! Everyone welcome. Cocoa served. Wear warm clothes. Will be warmer tomorrow and may snow a little so should be beautiful on Boom Island. Music, camp fires, the whole bit. Parking nearby. https://t.co/Hz91NGE8hB https://t.co/JwDMp1RvWY— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) February 9, 2019