She my state’s junior Senator….
Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer is the senior one….
Gillibrand is a recycled blue NY upstate Democrat trying to come across as a women’s issue based progressive….
She makes bad political choices in my and others view…..
She led the charge to have Minnesota Senator Al Franklin step down for doing something Donald Trump made a habit of….
She was the sole Us Senator to vote against Jim Mattis for Defense Sec…..
Her campaign rollout for President is causing little more than a blip for Democrats…
In her announcement video, Ms. Gillibrand uses the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as a jumping-off point to her campaign.
“It asks, ‘Will brave win?’” she says of the national anthem. “Well, it hasn’t always. And it isn’t right now.” As Ms. Gillibrand narrates, the imagery of the video turns from paeans to patriotism to clips of Mr. Trump and the violence spurred by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va.
Ms. Gillibrand lists some of her top policy priorities in the video, including universal health care, paid family leave for all, ending gun violence, a Green New Deal and getting “money out of politics.” Ms. Gillibrand has put her advocacy for women at both the center of her political career and her coming presidential campaign.
Ms. Gillibrand has gained little traction in a crowded Democratic race with more than 15 candidates, including six senators (four of whom are women). Polls show her drawing around 1 percent support. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is the biggest name among expected candidates not to enter yet, though he has been telling allies he is likely to run….