Tag Archives: Kirsten Gillibrand

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Out Of Presidential Race

The New York Times reports: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who presented herself in the presidential race as a champion of women and families, said Wednesday that she was withdrawing from the Democratic primary after failing to qualify for a third debate next month — a development she described as fatal to her candidacy. Ms. Gillibrand said in an …

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Gillibrand Turns Campaign Focus To Climate Change, Floats Impact Mitigation Tax On Fossil Fuel Producers

Vox reports: New York senator and 2020 presidential contender Kirsten Gillibrand’s new plan to fight climate change takes aim at the institutions that have caused and profited off the problem. The proposal aims to hold fossil fuel companies financially accountable for damages stemming from a warmer world. “I’ll make climate polluters pay, transform our economy with good-paying green jobs, and …

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Gillibrand Serves Drinks At Iowa Gay Bar [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) served drinks at a gay bar in Des Moines on Friday to kick off Pride Month celebrations in Iowa’s capital city this weekend. The 2020 hopeful was behind the bar at The Blazing Saddle, answering questions about her policies and taking drink orders. She was also spotted at popular Des …

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Gillibrand Unveils Sweeping LGBTQ Rights Agenda

CBS News reports: The only Democratic candidate for president who has campaigned at a drag club, is now the first candidate to present an agenda to protect the rights of gay and transgender Americans. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Saturday — the first day of Gay Pride Month — her plan to help enforce LGBTQ rights. Gillibrand’s plan sorts priorities into …

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Gillibrand Pledges To Only Nominate Pro-Roe Judges

Politico reports: Kirsten Gillibrand has pledged to only nominate judges who would uphold Roe v. Wade as settled legal precedent — a move that commits to a judicial litmus test and marks an unusual step for a presidential candidate. Gillibrand acknowledged that “traditionally, presidents and presidential candidates haven’t drawn lines in the sand on judicial appointments, to preserve the impartiality …

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Gillibrand Proposes Public Campaign Financing Plan

Politico reports: Kirsten Gillibrand jumped into the Democratic presidential policy race Wednesday with a “clean elections” plan that would provide a voter-driven public option for campaign financing. The New York Democrat’s first policy rollout aims to reduce the influence of special-interest money in politics, an issue that’s grown in significance for Democratic primary voters — and one that Gillibrand argues …

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Kirsten Gillibrand Hit At Trump With Campaign Pledge Not To Seek Out Or Use “Stolen Hacked Information”

Just in from the campaign of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Russia is a foreign adversary of the United States, and we all must learn serious lessons from their cyber attack on our election systems in 2016. Russia will be back, and it is troubling that President Trump and his top aides are not only failing to hold them accountable but actually …

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Gillibrand Parties With Drag Queens At Iowa Gay Bar

The New York Daily News reports: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand channeled her inner diva at a Des Moines gay bar, where she posed and palled around with a drag queen. Pics of the Democratic presidential candidate posted to Twitter late Friday showed Gillibrand doing her makeup and striking poses alongside a drag queen at a bar called Blazing Saddles. Gillibrand is …

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Raises $3M In First Quarter

Politico reports: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has raised $3 million since launching her presidential bid, her campaign said Sunday, a sum that puts the New York Democrat near the bottom of Democrats’ fundraising leaderboard after the year’s first quarter. But Gillibrand still has a hefty sum in her campaign account — over $10 million, more than a number of her opponents …

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Gillibrand Defends Call For Franken To Resign [VIDEO]

Politico reports: “Senator Franken was entitled to whatever type of review or process he wanted,” Gillibrand said. “He could’ve stuck it out, stayed in the Senate, gone through [the] Ethics Committee’s investigation. Those were his choices, but I had to make my choice.” Some major Democratic donors, including Susie Tompkins Buell, have expressed frustration about Gillibrand’s decision to call for …

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Kirsten Gillibrand Officially Launches 2020 WH Bid

The New York Times reports: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York officially joined the 2020 presidential race on Sunday, declaring in an announcement video that America needs “a leader who makes big, bold, brave choices,” and that she is that leader. There was little drama about whether Ms. Gillibrand would officially enter the presidential race ever since she had announced …

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Gillibrand Intros Bill To Allow Trans Military Service

The Hill reports: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who is vying to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020, introduced Thursday a bill to allow transgender people to serve in the military. The bill, which was also introduced by Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), comes weeks after the Supreme Court …

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Gillibrand Defends Call For Al Franken To Resign: My Silence Meant Defending Him, Which I Wouldn’t Do

CNN reports: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand defended her decision to call on former Sen. Al Franken to resign after allegations of unwanted touching and kissing were made against him, earning praise from a friendly audience of Iowans in Sioux City on Friday. Gillibrand said Friday that she made the decision to help push him out because “my silence meant I was …

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: I’m Going To Run For President

The New York Times reports: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, an outspoken advocate for women’s causes and electing more women to office, is entering the 2020 race for the White House herself, becoming the latest candidate to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary to take on President Trump. In an appearance Tuesday on the “Late Show With Stephen …

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Wave Of Dem WH Bids Expected In Next Few Weeks

Mike Allen reports at Axios: A wave of announcements, like the one Sen. Elizabeth Warren made on New Year’s Eve morning, is planned for the next few weeks. The hopefuls need to raise money, and need an organization for housing the aides they want to hire to take them off the hot 2020 job market. Look for announcements this month …

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Rules Out 2020 White House Bid

The New York Daily News reports: Kirsten Gillibrand says 2020 is not on her horizon. The junior New York senator vowed Thursday that she will not mount a challenge against President Trump in the next general election if she wins her midterm race next month. “I will serve my six-year term,” Gillibrand, 51, said when asked about her presidential prospects …

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Gillibrand Bill Pitches Banking At The Post Office

CNBC reports: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is proposing legislation aimed at putting an end to current payday lending practices by giving some banking services a new home: the U.S. Post Office. The legislation, called the Postal Banking Act, would make retail banking services available at all U.S. Postal Service locations. That amounts to 30,000 post offices nationwide. Services would include …

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Five Dem Senators Won’t Take Corporate PAC Money

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Cory Booker announced late Tuesday that he will no longer accept campaign contributions from political action committees of for-profit companies, following the example of some of his fellow Democrats. Booker accepted $1.8 million from business PACs from 2013-2018, according to Open Secrets, which tracks campaign contributions. Booker became the fifth U.S. senator to reject corporate …

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USA Today Rips Trump Over Gillibrand Attack: You Aren’t Fit To Clean The Toilets At The Obama Library

WOW. From the editorial board of USA Today: With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is not fit for office. Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low. A president who would all but call …

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White House: Your Mind Is In The Gutter If You Read Trump’s Attack On Sen. Gillibrand As Sexual [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: “There is no way that is sexist at all,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. Instead, Sanders said the president was accusing Gillibrand of being “controlled by contributions” and hammering home his pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington. The spokesperson said the president does not owe the senator an apology if his words …

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