Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Becomes Fourth Democrat To Drop Out Of Presidential Race
On Wednesday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) announced that she is dropping out of the Democratic primary after she failed to qualify for the upcoming third debate.
Gillibrand failed to get enough donors or to score over 2% in the polls, both of which are needed to qualify for the debates. Her announcement comes on the deadline to qualify.
The New York senator’s campaign focused on women’s rights. If elected, she promised to only appoint judges who support Roe v. Wade.
In a tweet announcement, she said, “I am so proud of this team and all we’ve accomplished. But I think it’s important to know how you can best serve.”
Today, I am ending my campaign for president.
I am so proud of this team and all we've accomplished. But I think it’s important to know how you can best serve.
To our supporters: Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Now, let's go beat Donald Trump and win back the Senate. pic.twitter.com/xM5NGfgFGT
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) August 28, 2019
Gillibrand was never able to gain significant media coverage, with her opponents usually getting that spotlight.
Ten Democrats are expected to take part in the next debate in September. Those who do not qualify for this debate can still make it to the fourth one in October.
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