Election 2020

Kirsten Gillibrand, Who Touted 'Clean Elections' and Women's Rights, Ends Presidential Bid

The Democratic presidential hopeful's campaign never gained traction.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D–N.Y.), whose candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination struggled to gain traction, announced on Wednesday that she was ending her campaign.

"I know this isn't the result we wanted. We wanted to win this race," Gillibrand said in a video posted to her Twitter account. "But it's important to know when it's not your time and to know how you can best serve your community and country. I believe I can best serve by helping to unite us to beat Donald Trump in 2020."

Gillibrand made women's rights the cornerstone of her candidacy. According to her campaign website, she says she "has led the crucial national conversation around sexual abuse." Many of her fellow Democrats, however, argue that she aptly demonstrated how not to have conversations around matters of consent and sexual misconduct, citing her public campaign to remove then-friend and colleague Sen. Al Franken (D–Minn.) from the Senate amid sexual misconduct allegations. (The conservative radio host LeAnn Tweeden accused the lawmaker of forcibly kissing her, while Franken says it was a planned part of a comedy sketch he had often done on USO tours.) Franken resigned as Minnesota's junior Democratic senator in 2017, which Gillibrand heralded as a necessary victory of the #MeToo era.

The New York politician also proposed an economic bill of rights, including "guaranteed access to full employment," a $15 minimum wage, and Medicare for All.

In an effort to set herself apart from the crowded flock of contenders, Gillibrand released a high-priority plan for "clean elections," meant to remove megadonors from the political sphere. She proposed giving every voter $600 to be donated to federal campaigns in maximal increments of $200. Only candidates who promised not to accept outside donations above that $200 threshold would have been eligible to receive the taxpayer-funded checks, which the presidential hopeful nicknamed "Democracy Dollars."

After a big media splash in 2017—during #MeToo's first big moment—her profile appeared to be growing at a rapid pace, suggesting that her fight against Franken might elevate her as a major contender. But Gillibrand consistently registered at 1 percent or lower in polls.

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  1. Maybe she can go back to her day job of convincing other Democrats to resign from the Senate.

    1. Unnamed sources told me you also feel up sleeping women on airplanes.

    2. You’re still upset that Franken resigned? For fuck sakes.

      1. Who said I’m upset about it?
        I hope she’s successful in convincing more Democrats to resign.

  2. economic bill of rights,

    “rights”

  3. She is a sexist. The democrats should never have let her into the campaign.

    1. Things are getting so much better every day!!! A presidential hopeful that tried to play the fascist card ends up dropping out! So long Mrs. Hitler!!!

      “Gillibrand made women’s rights the cornerstone of her candidacy.” — Child Support, Subsidized housing, Judicial leniency, Food stamps, Subsidized healthcare, Divorce favoritism, Criminal exemptions, Legislated Job favor, Vacation demands…..

      The “Privileged Class” lobbying for more “rights” at others expense. “Your sex determines your rights.” <– The roots of fascism.

    1. The stupid bitch who secretive Lefties on reason kept saying hiw greta she was.

      She isn’t and now she is out of the running to lose to Trump.

    2. Yeah, I didn’t even know what she looked like until now.

      1. eh, I actually saw her as a bigger potential threat in the general election then Biden or Bernie, cause while her goals were batshit, she did a lot better at sounding like a moderate on the debate stage than the others. Of course, this is why she’s no longer in the game.

  4. She’s back on the job for the people of New York State…

    …those poor bastards.

  5. Her behavior during the Kavanaugh confirmation was deplorable. And she is probably the most phony candidate for any office that I have ever witnessed. And that is saying a lot.

  6. She proposed giving every voter $600 to be donated to federal campaigns in maximal increments of $200. Only candidates who promised not to accept outside donations above that $200 threshold would have been eligible to receive the taxpayer-funded checks, which the presidential hopeful nicknamed “Democracy Dollars.”

    First amendment violation. They have the same system here where I live and its entirely corrupt.

    1. It is a pain to split large donations into multiple donations below $200, but it’s been done.

  7. Is she that chick that combed her hair with a spork or something like that?

  8. She was a political narcissist who easily went from blue dog democrat in a conservative district to a progressive liberal senator without missing a beat. In other words exactly why people voted for Trump. Which makes me despite her even more.

    Meanwhile those that are left are throwing Mediscare for all under the bus. Well except the Vermont commie. But have no fear it will rear its ugly head again.

  9. “I know this isn’t the result we wanted.”

    YES IT IS.

  10. Five of the Dem hopefuls are beating Trump in head to head polls??? Even Mayor Butthead??? If these polls can be believed, someone is “Making Socialism Great Again.”

    1. Literally any Democrat will easily beat Drumpf in 2020.

    2. “If these polls can be believed”

      They can’t. Keep up.

  11. Now all we need is for the rest of the Democratic candidates to drop out, and Trump to decide that it’s too much work to run for reelection.

  12. “In an effort to set herself apart from the crowded flock of contenders, Gillibrand released a high-priority plan for ‘clean elections,’ meant to remove megadonors from the political sphere.

    I liked a lot of what Gillibrand had to say, but she’s wrong here. Our political system would, in fact, be healthier if the “super-rich” had even more influence. Because megadonors are more often on the right side of history than the rest of us.

    Some relevant examples:
    Billionaire Tom Steyer funds impeachment advocacy.
    Billionaire Michael Bloomberg funds common sense gun safety advocacy.
    Billionaires Charles and David (RIP) Koch fund open borders advocacy.

    #BillionairesKnowBest
    #KeepBigMoneyInPolitics

  13. Isn’t she the one who confessed her “white privilege” at the last debate?
    Or was that Amy Klobuchar?
    I can’t keep the clown-car straight.

  14. “But it’s important to know when it’s not your time and to know how you can best serve your community and country.”

    By tarring and feathering yourself and going door-to-door through your district, apologizing to everyone for your sad performance as a “public servant”?

    “I believe I can best serve by helping to unite us to beat Donald Trump in 2020.”

    Oh- well… nevermind.

  15. Kirsten Gillibrand, Who Touted ‘Clean Elections’ and Women’s Rights, Ends Presidential Bid

    *Cue “Another one bites the dust” music….

  16. Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out of the presidential race. What. Who?

  17. Too bad-she was probably one of the hotter dem candidates, but not as hot as Tulsi…

    Politically, she is/was a run of the mill corporatist/centerist much like Hillary. She claimed to be pro gun rights when she first ran, and previously worked as a lawyer for Philip Morris/Altria, which don’t play well with today’s hyper-woke dems.

    1. She might have had a shot at winning were it not for her betrayal.

      Was it worth it to piss off lawful gun owners just for more laws to put more young black men in prison?

  18. This treacherous cunt betrayed lawful gun owners by supporting racially invidious gun control laws once she was elected to the Senate.

  19. She should have strapped a mattress on her back.

    Donald Trump gave her a final tweet salute:
    “A sad day for the Democrats, Kirsten Gillibrand has dropped out of the Presidential Primary. I’m glad they never found out that she was the one I was really afraid of!”

  20. Use any metaphor you want for a complete lying phony. Worse than your typical politician. Misandrist, duplicitous self serving. Good riddance.

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