JTA: Klobuchar’s meeting with Jewish Dem funders, Dear Abby grandson

JTA: Klobuchar’s meeting with Jewish Dem funders, Dear Abby grandson

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) addresses voters at the Pizza Ranch restaurant in Independence, Iowa, March 16, 2019. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports that 2020 Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar met with Jewish campaign donors earlier this month and notes that among the donors was Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), liquor heir and grandson of the late advice columnist “Dear Abby.” Klobuchar spoke about Israel, foreign policy, immigration, and climate change.

Reposted from: JTA: “Amy Klobuchar meets with Jewish Democratic funders” 
JUNE 12, 2019 4:59 PM

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who is trailing in her bid to win the Democratic presidential nomination, met in Washington, D.C., with Jewish Democrats.

Amy Rotenberg, a crisis communications consultant, hosted the event for Klobuchar, of Minnesota. About 70 people attended, a participant said. Klobuchar discussed immigration, Israel, foreign policy and climate change.

Among those on hand was Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota, a freshman Jewish congressman, liquor heir and grandson of Abigail Van Buren, the late advice columnist known as Dear Abby.

Among the 24 Democratic candidates, Klobuchar is among the closest to the mainstream pro-Israel community.

She is polling in the low single digits.


In February, The Times of Israel called Klobuchar “the candidate most closely aligned with AIPAC.” For recent news about Israel-Palestine go here.

Phillips-Klobuchar ad
From a 2018 video advertisement with Dean Phillips. Phillips traveled to Israel shortly before declaring his candidacy in 2017.

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