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Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race



Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York announced she is dropping her 2020 presidential campaign on Wednesday afternoon.

“I wanted you to hear it from me first,” Gillibrand said in a pre-recorded video, “that after more than eight incredible months, I am ending my presidential campaign. I know this isn’t the result that we wanted. We wanted to win this race.”

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“But it’s important to know when it’s not your time, and to know you can best serve your community and country,” Gillibrand added in the video. “I believe I can best serve by helping to unite us to beat Donald Trump in 2020.”

The senator was most known for running a platform of fighting against sexual misconduct, paid family leave, women’s rights, and Medicare for all.

During the course of her campaign, she raised enough donations and poll numbers to qualify for the initial Democratic primary debates, but she failed to qualify for the upcoming debate in September.

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