PORTLAND, Maine — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar will be in Portland on Saturday as she looks to build momentum as a longshot candidate in the Democratic presidential primary set for Tuesday in Maine.
The senator will hold a “grassroots event” at the Ramada Plaza in Portland at 4:30 p.m., according to her campaign.
Klobuchar surprised some with a third-place finish in New Hampshire, where she won nearly 20 percent of the vote. But she failed to pick up delegates in the Nevada caucuses last weekend and is not expected to register in the top tier of candidates in the South Carolina primary, which also takes place on Saturday.
The Minnesota senator registered at just 4 percent in a Colby College survey released earlier this month, the only poll of the Democratic primary in Maine this year. But she has picked up several endorsements in the state, including three state representatives, one state senator and the editorial board of the Bangor Daily News.
Klobuchar will be the fifth active presidential candidate to visit Maine since last year. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, visited last summer, while Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg visited earlier this year.