The presidential candidate will hear mostly from the New Hampshire electorate, which is often known for asking discerning and pointed questions

Sen. Amy Klobuchar hosted a meet and greet with New Hampshirites this afternoon in Goffstown, about eight miles outside of Manchester where she’s due to hold a town hall in just under an hour.

“This is New Hampshire,” she said with a smile, “anything could happen.” 

Klobuchar has leaned into her campaign, going anywhere and everywhere, as she tries to pitch herself as a candidate who can win independent and moderate Republican voters.

She pledged “to go everywhere, not just where it is comfortable, but where it is uncomfortable” and outlined a platform that included overturning Citizens United, reinstating the Voting Rights act, rejoining the Paris Climate Accord and getting on the path towards a public option for health care.  

Klobuchar did not back Medicare for All — she does not support the plan — and was pressed on it as she worked the room after her speech.

“We need a public option and that brings down the cost so we can get to the point where we have universal health care,” Klobuchar said during the event.

She backed allowing Americans to buy prescription drugs from Canada and expanding Medicare and Medicaid.

“And that is why the pharmaceutical companies, they think they own Washington, right? And they do own a lot of people, but they don’t own me,” she said, repeating a line from her announcement speech.

She also spoke extensively about climate change and laid out her vision.

“On day one, we will get back into the international climate change agreement. And In the first 100 days, we will bring back the clean power rules that the Obama administration proposed,” she said. “We will take this issue on. We cannot wait.” 

A notable moment: Klobuchar grew emotional when she talked about her father’s alcohol addiction, something that was made public during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.

“This is personal for me, as you probably heard from the Kavanaugh hearings. I feel very strongly that people who are addicted get treatment and that included my own dad. And I literally, he was a newspaperman, saw him climb the highest mountain but sink to the lowest valleys because of addiction and I also saw how in his words ‘he was pursued by grace’ when he got the treatment that he needed after 3 drunk driving violations and it changed his life. And now at age 90, he is very sober,” she said.