A Tale of Two Candidates: Gillibrand Drops Out, de Blasio Doubles Down

A Tale of Two Candidates: Gillibrand Drops Out, de Blasio Doubles Down

The next day, New York's junior Senator took her message to a diner in Brunswick near her home in Rensselaer County. As of Wednesday morning, she was still calling on supporters via social media to help her cross the donor threshold.

In a tweet announcement, she said, "I am so proud of this team and all we've accomplished".

Gillibrand is also planning to travel to Texas next month to bolster Democratic women candidates.

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. "I believe I can best serve by helping to unite us to beat Donald Trump in 2020", she said.

It was a stark contrast between the two NY politicians-Gillibrand, once considered a formidable contender-and de Blasio, who lacks support not just here at home, but also in the early caucus states.

Gillibrand's office has not responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation's request for comment.

After forming an exploratory committee in January and formally entering the race by calling President Donald Trump a "coward" in a March speech delivered near the New York City skyscraper bearing his name, Gillibrand began with $10.5-plus million left over from her landslide 2018 Senate victory in her presidential campaign coffers.

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Gillibrand also spent much of her campaign fighting back questions about her role in Minnesota Democrat Al Franken's decision to leave the Senate in 2017 after he was accused of inappropriately touching women. She closed her run Wednesday with a campaign video, as it became clear she would be left out of the next debates.

"Senator Gillibrand is a great talent, a rising star in the Democratic Party and a good friend".

Democratic Gloversville 2nd Ward Supervisor Frank Lauria said today of Gillibrand, "Apparently, she didn't get the funding she needed to qualify".

"There's nothing backhanded here".

"I don't know what's happened except that you're now running for president", Biden said. 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. Like she'd done many times on the trail, she closed out the race with a whiskey toast.

Gillibrand is the fourth candidate in two weeks to drop out of the Democratic primary as the crowded field continues to slowly narrow. And she had to wrestle with her record, including receiving an "A" rating from the NRA. "So I don't think the race was for naught", said Schumer.

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