Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat from New York, has announced she is running for president in 2020 election.
Gillibrand made the announcement on Tuesday, saying she was launching an exploratory committee for the White House run, which will allow her to legally begin fundraising and organizing her campaign.
“It’s an important first step, and it’s one I am taking because I am going to run,” she said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Asked why she wanted to enter the presidential contest, the 52-year-old attorney said, “I’m going to run for president of the United States because as a young mom, I’m going to fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own.”
Gillibrand’s leaning towards the left in recent years is marked by her tapping into national causes such as #MeToo movement that mobilize the Democrat vote base.
Political consultant and venture capitalist Bradley Tusk believes that…