"Today I am completing my presidential campaign," Gillibrand said on Twitter. "I'm so proud of this team and everything we've achieved, but I think it's important to know how you can best serve our supporters: Thank you, with all your heart, now let's Donald Trump
A Gillibrand adjutant told CNN that the Senator had decided to end her presidential campaign last night after talking to her family and "when it was clear she would not go on stage".
Gillibrand had spent millions on TV and digital advertising in the sign that the campaign was critical of qualifying for the third debate to boost their support. However, these efforts failed to break Gillibrand out of a pool of candidates who received less than 1
The Senator entered the presidential race with an exploratory panel in January, outlining a campaign that focused specifically on the fight for equality for women, something she also considered central to her time in the Senate was.
Gillibrand came to the bank with $ 10.5 million in 2020, a huge bank account that quickly made her one of the most financially fearful female candidates in the world. However, this advantage was short lived as Gillibrand struggled to raise money in the crowded field, an early sign that the Senator's bid would fail him in the election campaign. This was a clear strategy for the Senator from Trump's home state: Gillibrand officially launched her presidential campaign in March with a rally outside the Trump Tower in New York City.
"He makes his name bold on every building," Gillibrand said during the rally. "He does all that because he wants you to believe he's strong, he's not, our president is a coward."
Gillibrand also spent much of her campaign fighting questions about her role in Minnesota Democrat Al Franken's decision to leave the Senate in 2017 after being accused of having touched women inappropriately. Franks was a popular Democrat, and Gillibrand's demands for Francis's downfall ran counter to some powerful democratic donors. During her presidential campaign, Gillibrand stood by the decision and said it was sexist that she was being prosecuted.
A number of their Democratic opponents went on Twitter to promote Gillibrand's work following their announcement on Wednesday.
"Kirsten, you are my sister and one of the most just fighters I know," wrote Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. "I'm going to miss our run-ins on the track, but women, New Yorkers and all Americans are fortunate enough to have you at their side."
"My friend @SenGillibrand is a brave voice for some. She's one Advocate and I know that she has not fought everywhere for women and families, "said Californian Senator Kamala Harris.
And former MP Beto O. Rourke wrote," Thank you, @SenGillibrand, for always fighting for this which is right. On each day of this campaign, your leadership has focused attention on the issues that matter most – and our party and country are stronger because of it.
This is a groundbreaking story and is being updated.