Gillibrand formally announces presidential run

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks during a campaign meet-and-greet, Friday, March 15, 2019, at To Share Brewing in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand formally announced her presidential bid in a video posted to her verified social media accounts, after launching an exploratory committee in January.

In the past two months, Gillibrand has visited several swing states including Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.

She is the 14th Democrat to officially run for the presidency in 2020.

Despite her exploratory committee, in a recent Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Poll of Iowa, Gillibrand was not picked as a first choice candidate by any survey participant.

The end of the video, titled “Brave Wins,” announced that her first major speach as an official presidential candidate will be on March 24th, outside of the Trump International Hotel in New York City.

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