Klobuchar says Alabama election bolsters Biden's southern push



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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said the special election victory in Alabama, where a Democratic candidate secured a state House seat by championing reproductive rights, shows “people value their freedoms in the south.”

Marilyn Lands secured the win for the Alabama state House District 10 seat in the Tuesday election, drawing significant attention to reproductive rights just one month after clinics providing in vitro fertilization (IVF) paused services following a state Supreme Court ruling that categorized frozen embryos as children. 

“Race after race after race” has shown that no matter the party affiliation, voters are “siding with the Democratic Party and Joe Biden’s support for freedom. They do not want to go back to the chaos,” Klobuchar told MSNBC contributor Sam Stein during a Wednesday appearance on “Morning Joe.”

When Stein asked Klobuchar if there were plans for the Democratic party to capitalize more aggressively on the issue of protecting IVF and abortion rights, she told him that she didn’t see it as “capitalizing” on the issue, and that the voters were “bringing it to us.”

“This is happening on its own, without anyone capitalizing on it. I will say, the Alabama outcome in that state legislative race gives support for why the president, vice president are heading down to the South on various issues, everything from work done on the economy and the like. But a lot of this is because people value their freedoms in the South, in the midwest, anywhere in the country,” Klobuchar said. 

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