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Klobuchar still considering presidential run in 2020

Senator Klobuchar is focusing on local issues...for now.
(Credit: Office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar)

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - It's not a yes, it's not a no...it's a maybe.

Senator Amy Klobuchar has yet to announce a presidential candidacy for the 2020 election, but said on Sunday morning that she is "still thinking about it," according to our sister station Minnesota Public Radio.

"Right now I am just still thinking about this, talking to people. I'm sorry to say I have no announcement for you on your show, and I actually learned this from my Senate race. Once, when I first was considering running for the Senate, (I) told someone that on the radio — and that was how my husband found out about it, and since he is watching today I'm not going to repeat that again."

Klobuchar was quoted saying this on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulous." She appeared on the show to talk about separate issues, like climate change and immigration reform.

Later on Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources attended a gathering at Klobuchar's Minneapolis office, according to MPR. The senator and Minnesota wildlife officials have asked Congress to give more funding toward monitoring Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the local deer population.

The Department of Natural Resources reported this month that early test results showed hunters in that area killed at least half a dozen CWD-infected deer this fall.

Klobuchar has served in the U.S. Senate since 2007. Earlier this month she easily won re-election to a third term.