No, to be exact there are 25 (with Joe Sestak). Or they should name the one who isn't "serious".To be exact, 23 serious candidates are vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Kirsten Gillibrand raises skimpy $2.3M in second quarter
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s presidential campaign raised an underwhelming $2.3 million in the second quarter, putting her squarely in the lower tier of the crowded Democratic field.
The upstate senator, whose campaign has failed to catch fire so far, raised less than her haul from the previous three months, a clear sign that her momentum has stalled.
Gillibrand was out-raised by fellow straggler Gov. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.), who raked in $3 million. Julian Castro raised $2.8 million, a total that grew significantly after his eye-catching performance in last month’s first Democratic debate.
Gillibrand did boast of $6.2 million cash on hand, a decent war chest for a candidate who has struggled to gain more than 1% or 2% in polls.
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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.
Associated Press: Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race
I know I am.
I'll cordially disagree, not only because I don't think personal gain was particularly high on the list for any of the women you're talking about, but because I think the issues they raise are huge and historically ignored. And as such destined to be disapproved of by the old guard. Also I do not want or admire the sort of "unified" party that the R's currently espouse, even thought the MSM constantly chastises the Dem's for not being "unified" as if that were a good thing.DejaMoo wrote: ↑Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:33 pmI know I am.
I have no time for politicians who, in a time of crisis, weaken their own party and, by extension, the people they represent, by turning on another party member for personal gain.
I feel the same about those freshman Democratic Congressional reps who are behaving like the annoying new hire in the workplace - you know the type. The one who has absolutely no idea and no experience, but who makes it her mission to go around and tell all the established employees that they're doing their work wrong, and instructing them on how and what they should be doing.
The undeniable Al Franken connection to Kirsten Gillibrand’s failed presidential bid
There are multiple reasons Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-N.Y.) presidential campaign failed. But one of the undeniable anchors for her was a sentiment among the Democratic base that she was the reason Al Franken got pushed out of the Senate.
Franken was a liberal darling and among the highest-profile members of Congress to lose their job in the Me Too era. At first, as multiple women made misconduct allegations against Franken — spanning a decade — Senate Democrats called for an ethics investigation (which could languish for years) but did not ask him to resign.
Then, suddenly and all at once, they did ask for his resignation. Senate Democratic women led the call for Franken to go, and the first senator to say it was Gillibrand.
As I wrote then, literally minutes after Gillibrand became the first sitting Democratic senator to call on Franken to resign, she stepped up to a lectern in the Capitol and introduced legislation to make it easier for accusers to bring sexual harassment claims against their employers. The optics of trying to change the culture of sexual harassment in the workplace while giving Franken the benefit of the doubt would have been terrible for Gillibrand and other supporters of the bill.
And, ostensibly, terrible for her future 2020 presidential campaign. She ran on being THE champion for women’s rights, particularly abortion rights. She spoke about her stories of gendered harassment long before it was a hashtag to do so. That persona ultimately didn’t help separate her from the field, but it was part of her identity as a national figure and one she had to guard carefully.