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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:46 PM

In A Private Meeting, Kirsten Gillibrand Signaled She Will Run For President

Source: BuzzFeed

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Saturday signaled to a group of about 20 influential women that she will run for president, according to a person familiar with the meeting.

Gillibrand made her intentions clear, said the source, who asked not to be identified to speak about the event. Gillibrand said that she needed their help if they would offer it to her. The closed-door gathering was attended by feminist Gloria Steinem, the source said. A second source reached by BuzzFeed News confirmed the meeting took place but would not elaborate on what was said.

The multiracial and multigenerational group came from the worlds of art, academia, business, tech, and literature, according to the source.

Although Gillibrand is not the only woman likely to run for president, she is the candidate whose campaign will most focus on gender. The New York senator's signature issues have been women's issues, such as how military sexual assault is prosecuted and #MeToo in politics; her outside group focuses on funding women candidates for office, something on display as a record number of women ran in 2018, when Gillibrand, herself, was reelected in New York.

Read more: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/darrensands/gillibrand-private-meeting-women-2020-president?__twitter_impression=true

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Reply In A Private Meeting, Kirsten Gillibrand Signaled She Will Run For President (Original post)
brooklynite Saturday OP
democratisphere Saturday #1
Blue Owl Saturday #2
Adrahil Saturday #3
SergeStorms Sunday #25
Marie Marie Saturday #4
msongs Saturday #5
dem4decades Saturday #6
brooklynite Saturday #8
AlexSFCA Sunday #28
mentalslavery Saturday #7
LakeArenal Sunday #41
Thekaspervote Saturday #9
tavernier Saturday #10
SCVDem Saturday #11
Power 2 the People Sunday #15
hurple Sunday #12
Drahthaardogs Sunday #13
brooklynite Sunday #14
Drahthaardogs Sunday #18
SergeStorms Sunday #26
Drahthaardogs Sunday #34
Blues Heron Sunday #35
Post removed Sunday #16
Honeycombe8 Sunday #17
Fuzzpope Sunday #19
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sunday #20
quickesst Sunday #21
Honeycombe8 Sunday #38
quickesst Sunday #40
LittleGirl Sunday #22
alwaysinasnit Sunday #29
snort Sunday #23
SergeStorms Sunday #24
AlexSFCA Sunday #27
Raine Sunday #30
wasupaloopa Sunday #31
LakeSuperiorView Sunday #32
amywalk Sunday #33
Dennis Donovan Sunday #36
beachbum bob Sunday #37
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:52 PM

1. There are many OTHER great Democratic Presidential Candidate choices to be announced!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:56 PM

2. Good luck with that

n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 10:57 PM

3. HA! Nope. That run is DOA. Save your money, Senator. NT

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 02:34 AM

25. Oh, it won't be her money.

It will be the money of others who, for some reason or other, believe she's a viable presidential candidate. If she finishes with over 3% of total Democrats' supporting her I'll be amazed. Fools and their money are soon parted.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:03 PM

4. Thankfully, we will have other, better options.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:05 PM

5. aka Gillibrand declines to announce bid for presidency at this time nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:05 PM

6. Will the campaign bus run over Al again?

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:20 PM

8. Perhaps after Sanders, Booker, Klobuchar, Harris and Warren have driven through?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 03:23 AM

28. that leaves us with Tulsi and Biden (if he runs)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:18 PM

7. al frankin

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Response to mentalslavery (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 04:18 PM

41. Franken

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:30 PM

9. No thanks!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:35 PM

10. No

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:46 PM

11. Please, just go away!

Al deserved better!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 12:48 AM

15. +1

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 12:06 AM

12. Cool!

I can't wait to vote for one of her opponents!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 12:14 AM

13. Haven't you already played this song???

I think I hear some goats on a bridge....

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 12:36 AM

14. I report the news...you don't have to read it.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 01:13 AM

18. No. Kephra reported the news when he was here

You report one thing over and over and over.

Why?

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 02:41 AM

26. I miss Kephra.

In the old days of DU he and I were two of the only insomniacs around. I went under a different screen name at the time, but we'd have great fun in the wee hours of the morning. The memories...... he may be gone, but he's certainly not forgotten. I miss that all seeing eye of Ra.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 06:43 AM

34. I do too.

I had a different name as well. I miss Swamp monster, greywarrior, and the whole vibe.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #34)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 08:22 AM

35. Swampy was a photoshop master miss those awesome graphics

Keph is gone but not forgotten. I to miss the all seeing eye of Kephra. Also he died "with his boots on" at his station, keeping us informed to the last.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 01:04 AM

17. Not interested.

She's a FrankenKiller. (of his career)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 01:58 AM

19. Good luck with that.

Prez Fail.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 02:01 AM

20. Meh

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 02:15 AM

21. The serial opportunist strikes again....

Let's see. The clintons, torpedoed. The NRA, flip flop. Immigration, flip flop. Al Franken, railroaded. Now this.


Snip:
But with the midterms behind her, Mr. Colbert asked Ms. Gillibrand whether there was “another election that you might be concentrating on.” She closed her eyes, smiled and nodded almost knowingly before answering.


“I do think it’s an important question,” she said.

Colbert jumped in: “It is an important question. That’s why I asked it.”

She called it “a moral question for me,” before eventually saying: “I believe right now that every one of us should figure out how we can do whatever we can with our time, with our talents to restore that moral decency, that moral compass and that truth of who we are as Americans. So I will promise you I will give it a long, hard thought of consideration.”

“That close,” Mr. Colbert joked.

The remarks represent a notable shift for Ms. Gillibrand.

Less than three weeks ago, in the lone debate of her re-election campaign, Ms. Gillibrand pledged to serve her full Senate term.

“I will serve my six-year term,” she said. (Her Republican opponent, Chele Farley, replied, “Honestly, I don’t believe that.”)


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/09/nyregion/kirsten-gillibrand-2020-presidential-run.html?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

Imagine, a republican getting something right.

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Response to quickesst (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 09:17 AM

38. +1. Mitch McConnell eagerly joined her in pushing to oust Franken.

Or was it the other way around?

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #38)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 10:27 AM

40. Haha

When it comes to gillibrand, six one way and a half a dozen the other.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 02:15 AM

22. Sorry but

She blew it with Franken and I can’t and won’t forgive her for that.
Next

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 03:36 AM

29. +1000

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 02:25 AM

23. NO

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 02:25 AM

24. Wow! So many Recs to this thread!

I guess Ms. Gillibrand isn't as universally loved as she thinks she is. I'm all for women candidates, and I hope we Democrats nominate a woman for President. Just not this woman!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 03:20 AM

27. this is a good thing

cause I think we may finally have an honest dicussion about that RW bait that many dems took and created a flase equivalence narrative accusing Franken of basically sexual assault requiring immidiate resignation. In reality it was an innocent joke done in poor taste by a comedian for which he had apologized and which did not cause any harm to parties involved. It’s obvious gilibrand will get nowehere in the primary but the exposure may help bring Franken back into politics where he belongs.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 04:00 AM

30. I can't forgive or forget what happened to Franken..

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 04:05 AM

31. The kid's table is starting to fill up. First Tulsi now this.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 05:10 AM

32. Fools and their money...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 05:19 AM

33. I won't vote for her and will actively campaign against her. There are

many, many good candidates for us to choose from without having to sacrifice our integrity.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 09:02 AM

36. yay...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 09:08 AM

37. after what she did to Al Franken, I wouldn't support her for dogcatcher

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 09:37 AM

39. Gosh really Gillibrand?!?! We never knew those plans when you trashed Franken

You'll never get my vote,not now,not later.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 04:22 PM

42. As disappointing as it is:

Harris, Booker, Brown, Warren on that Franken Railroad.

But we have great others....

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