Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., announced she was exiting the presidential race on Wednesday afternoon, ahead of an expected revelation that she would not qualify for the third round of debates.
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is dropping out of the presidential race as a campaign that once looked poised to ride strong #MeToo credentials to formidability was instead plagued by low polling and major fundraising struggles.
Meanwhile, Mayor Bill de Blasio, who also failed to qualify for the September debate, is barely registering in the polls and hurting for cash.
She initially hoped to stay in the race in a bid to qualify for October's debates, but her financial situation made that impossible.
That seemed like more than enough for the long haul.
Gillibrand could not stand out in a large primary field, and as a result, her campaign only received publicity and coverage when she ended her campaign. Al Franken's resignation amid numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, and she has said for months that that alienated donors and some voters in his neighboring, make-or-break Iowa. The New York Times was first to report on Gillibrand's announcement.
Gillibrand's office has not responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation's request for comment. Al Franken's resignation amid numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, and she has said for months that that alienated donors and some voters in neighbouring Iowa, which kicks off presidential primary voting with its caucuses February 3. But Gillibrand has faced the most questions about being too quick to condemn him.More news: Carli Lloyd Gets Her Goal in Philadelphia as USWNT Cruises Past Portugal
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"Women are asked to hold accountable their colleagues".
"She is focused on electing more women and also uniting the party, so her voice is going to be really prominent and I think she's going to have a lot to say", Rivera said.
Gillibrand's decision to get out is a "recognition that the debates matter", the aide said.
To counter Trump, she became the first Democratic candidate to release her tax returns, and vowed to only nominate supreme court judges who support women's reproductive rights. "It's outrageous. It's absurd".
A number of her Democratic opponents took to Twitter to tout Gillibrand's work after her announcement on Wednesday.
Gillibrand announced her withdrawal from the race after failing to meet the criteria to gain a spot in the September 12 debate for the Democratic candidates. U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California left the 2020 race in July, followed by former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton of MA earlier this month.