U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to participate in DMACC forum

Minnesota Democrat Sen. Amy Klobuchar will meet supporters Sunday at the Hotel Pattee in Perry.

The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) announced Monday its next presidential candidate forum on the economic future of the U.S. will feature Minnesota Democrat Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

The event will take place Thursday, Jan. 2 in the DMACC Ankeny Auditorium. The doors open at 4:15 p.m., and the program will run from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Registration is required for all audience members and can be completed on the DMACC website.

DMACC will host the forum in collaboration with Iowa Public Television (IPTV) and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. The series intends to provide community college students, local small businesses and Iowans throughout the state the opportunity to hear candidates discuss issues of importance to our citizens and communities.

Broadcast by IPTV, the hour-long forum will feature a conversation with “Iowa Press” host and longtime Iowa Caucus reporter David Yepsen, followed by questions from the audience of small business owners and caucus-goers.

To be invited to participate in the forum, a candidate must have:

  1. met the eligibility requirements for president of the U.S. as set forth in the U.S. Constitution,
  2. publicly declared his or her candidacy for president
  3. received a minimum of 4 percent support, not including any margin of error, as a first-choice candidate in a Des Moines Register/CNN Iowa Caucus poll between Dec. 15, 2018, and Nov. 15, 2019.

Each forum will feature a single candidate in one-on-one conversation with David Yepsen of IPTV, who will engage in an unbiased and impartial discussion on the economic future of the country, followed by questions from the audience.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s September 2018 questions about whether U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had ever experienced memory loss after consuming alcohol drew an emotional response from the alleged sexual abuser, whose appointment to the high court the Senate later confirmed.


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