Kirsten Gillibrand 2020 presidential campaign

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Gillibrand 2020
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Campaign2020 United States presidential election (Democratic Party primaries)
CandidateKirsten Gillibrand
junior Senator from New York (2009–)
Member of the House from New York (2007–2009)
StatusExploratory Committee Announcement: January 15, 2019
Formal launch: March 17, 2019
Suspended: August 28, 2019
HeadquartersTroy, New York[1]
Key peopleJess Fassler (campaign manager)[2]
SloganBrave Wins
Gillibrand campaigning in New Hampshire in February 2019

Kirsten Gillibrand, the junior Senator from New York, began on March 17, 2019 with her formal announcement in Troy, New York and ended when she failed to qualify for the third primary debate on August 28, 2019.

In January 2019, she announced the formation of an exploratory committee to think about running for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 United States presidential election. She made the announcement on January 15, 2019, in an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.[3][4] The campaign accepted donations from individuals and refuses political action committee donations.[5]

Her view on guns clearly changed after the 2012 school shooting. It is reported that the pro-gun organization changed from "we like her" to "we hate her".[6][7] After the announcement, she fights against that pro-gun organization directly by a tweet.[8][9] She says mass shootings is a real national emergency.[10]

In a Twitter video post on March 17, 2019, Gillibrand announced that she was officially running for president.[11]

After failing to qualify for the third debate in September, Gillibrand ended her campaign on August 28, 2019.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. Johnson, Jenna (January 15, 2019). "Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tells Stephen Colbert she will run for president". Washington Post. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  2. Merica, Dan (January 15, 2019). "Kirsten Gillibrand to enter 2020 presidential race". CNN. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  3. "Kirsten Gillibrand formally enters 2020 race with announcement on Colbert's "Late Show"". Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  4. Merica, Dan (January 15, 2019). "Kirsten Gillibrand to enter 2020 presidential race". CNN. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  5. Wellford, Rachel; Desjardins, Lisa (January 18, 2019). "What does Kirsten Gillibrand believe? Where the candidate stands on 11 issues". PBS. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  6. Glueck, Katie. "Report: Gillibrand shifts on guns". POLITICO.
  7. Millward, David (February 13, 2019). "Democrats 2020: Kirsten Gillibrand, the #MeToo senator with eyes on the White House" – via
  8. Gillibrand, Kirsten (14 February 2019). "For gun violence prevention, we have to take on the NRA. To end the opioid crisis, drugmakers. For equal access to vote, politicians and donors who benefit when you stay home. To turn up the volume on your voice, we have take on the people who profit from the status quo". Twitter. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  9. "Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand campaigns in Keene, NH: "We don't pass gun reform in this country because of the NRA. But it's not about the Second Amendment or hunter's rights. Let me be really clear: It's about the gun manufacturers that fund the NRA that want to sell more weapons". The Hill. 16 February 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  10. Gillibrand, Kirsten. "I think every one of my Republican colleagues in Congress, as well as the President, should be required to read this gut-wrenching story. Then maybe they'd finally do something to stop the real national emergency of gun violence". Twitter. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  12. Will Weissert (August 28, 2019). "Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ends once-promising presidential bid". Associated Press. Retrieved August 28, 2019.

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