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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand officially enters 2020 presidential race

Posted at 7:23 AM, Mar 18, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — On Sunday Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York announced she is running for president in a video. The video highlights her top policy priorities including universal health care, the Green New Deal, ending gun violence and advocating for women and families.

Gillibrand has been questioning a run for president since last year. Last October in a debate Gillibrand said she would not run for president. Three months later, she announced she created an exploratory committee on the "The Late Show with Stephan Colbert".

In the crowded field of democratic candidates, Gillibrand is the sixth women to enter the field. President Donald Trump has has no reaction to his democratic challengers but Minnesota Senator Amy Klobucher said "I always like to say-- may the best woman win."

On Friday Beto O'Rouke announced his presidential run. The biggest name and former Vice President Joe Biden, hasn't announced his candidacy but aides say a run is likely.

Gillibrand will hold a town hall in Michigan later today and Sunday will deliver her kick-off speech in front of the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan.