2020 Democrats weigh how to recapture voters in Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The clearest path for Democrats to reclaim the White House runs through the upper Midwest, and the party could soon have multiple presidential contenders who have deep roots in the region.

The two biggest Midwestern Democratic names in the mix for 2020 are Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. They’ve succeeded in states where it’s critical to appeal to rural and working-class voters — groups Democrats are eager to court as they work to defeat President Donald Trump.

Midwestern appeal has helped candidates before. Before Barack Obama became president, he was a U.S. senator from Illinois who greeted voters in neighboring Iowa as one of them.

Both Brown and Klobuchar say they’re not the only standard-bearer who can help Democrats recapture the Midwest.

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