Klobuchar was shifting gears to focus on Super Tuesday after a distant sixth-place finish in the South Carolina primary and fifth-place finish in the Nevada caucuses. Though she had a strong showing in New Hampshire, she has struggled since and faced questions about her campaign’s viability. The pressure grew on Sunday night when Pete Buttigieg suspended his bid for the Democratic nomination.
Minnesota is one of 14 states voting Tuesday, along with American Samoa.
The senator has particularly had to answer for the conviction of Myon Burrell, who was convicted of a 2002 death of a black girl killed by a stray bullet while doing homework. Burrell was sentenced to life in prison. At the time, Klobuchar served as Hennepin County’s top attorney.
But an Associated Press investigation later revealed no gun, fingerprints or DNA were recovered, and there were questionable police tactics used in the case.
Over the last month, Klobuchar has said that all new information should be reviewed and immediately brought forward.
“Of course what we know now was not the same as what we knew then. And I have always been an advocate for criminal justice reform. That was a tough job,” she said on ABC in February.