Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has formally begun her presidential bid in a video she posted on Sunday morning. She announced that she would seek the Democratic party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election and joined a crowded field of challengers who are looking to turn Donald Trump into a one-term president. Gillibrand will deliver her first major speech next week in front of the Trump International Hotel in New York City.
I’m fighting for an America where we lead with bravery and compassion, not fear and greed—and I’m taking that fight straight to President Trump’s doorstep. Join me at Trump International in New York City on Sunday, March 24: https://t.co/A8rcIQNzaT pic.twitter.com/ySFK92SBpo
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) March 17, 2019
Following the list with more than a dozen Democrats already in the race, including Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Cory Booker in addition to independent Bernie Sanders who ran against Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016.
The video which was released on Sunday entitled “Brave Wins”, Gillibrand highlighted her agenda in promoting universal healthcare, paid family leaves, an end to gun violence and support for the Green New Deal. “We need a leader who makes big, bold, brave choices. Someone who isn’t afraid of progress … That’s why I’m running for president. And it’s why I’m asking you for your support”, she said in the video.
She has made herself stand out in many ways. For example, she fought for a three-year campaign, a bill that would revamp how sexual assaults in the military are prosecuted by removing them from the chain of command. Even though the bill fell short in the Senate, Gillibrand was relentless about highlighting sexual assault in the military, on the college campus and even at the workplace.
When it comes to the polling numbers, she has struggled to see an increase in the wake of her initial announcement. She remains at 1 percent in most public opinion polls of the Democratic primary. Gillibrand, 52, has already begun her campaign swings and in the coming week, she is to meet with voters and campaign in New Hampshire, Nevada, and Michigan before looping back in Iowa again.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally announces her bid for the presidency, releasing a campaign video and tweeting her decision to join the list of candidates in the crowded Democratic primary https://t.co/DBC6AKDaAQ
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 17, 2019
C'mon, the only one *taking it* to someone else is Gillibrand kicking her campaign off at a Trump property. The other 2 are just holding regular rallies in major cities.
— Lorraine (@CrimsonGash) March 17, 2019
In an email to supporters this morning, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand makes it official– no longer exploring a run for president, she's officially running for the Democratic nomination in 2020. Next week she'll make her third trip to Iowa. pic.twitter.com/MB4i8xI1SE
— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) March 17, 2019