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The articles below are listed in chronological order with the most recent at the top.

  • National Review, 13 Feb 2019 at 4:45PM. “Twenty Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Kirsten Gillibrand” by Jim Geraghty. Excerpt: “Defending Big Tobacco, keeping rifles under her bed, studying with Jeanine Pirro, and having Edie Falco play her grandmother.” [More…]
  • FiveThirtyEight, 15 Jan 2019 at 6:41PM. “How Kirsten Gillibrand Could Win The 2020 Democratic Primary” by Clare Malone. Excerpt: “Gillibrand is one of several Democratic women expected to run, and her campaign will make its central appeal to women voters. But given the oft-times gendered dynamics of the 2016 presidential campaign, Gillibrand is likely to face challenges because of her gender and her vocal support of the #MeToo movement. A politician who has shifted her politics in tandem with the ever-liberalizing Democratic base, Gillibrand could open herself up to charges that she has changed positions opportunistically. Still, she remains in the top tier of contenders in the primary field because of her fundraising power and active decade in national politics.” [More…]
  • Politico, 26 Nov 2018 at 5:10AM EST. “Franken scandal haunts Gillibrand’s 2020 chances” by Natasha Korecki and Laura Nahmias. Excerpt: “Just a month after Al Franken formally resigned from the Senate amid sexual misconduct allegations, the former senator met with an intimate group of Bay Area supporters at the home of major Democratic Party financiers Mary and Steve Swig. As Franken and his wife, Franni Bryson, made the rounds, thanking supporters in the philanthropists’ San Francisco home at the February 2018 event, the conversation broke off into another subject: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. The New York Democrat had, in their opinion, pulled the rug out from under Franken, a Minnesota Democrat beloved by the group, forcing him out without any real vetting of the allegations facing him.” [More…]
  • FiveThirtyEight, 21 Dec 2017 at 6:00AM. “What Is Kirsten Gillibrand Up To?” by Clare Malone. Excerpt: “During her decade in national politics, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been profiled, ad nauseam, by any number of very important publications: The New Yorker, New York Magazine (a couple times), Vogue, The New York Times. But her 2012 interview with Self magazine, three years into her Senate tenure, is among the most compelling and useful texts for the Gillibrand close-reader. In a span of 599 words, the senator manages to ruminate on fitness tips (her 40-pound postpartum weight loss being the ostensible reason for the story), touch on the difficulties of being a working mother, name-drop several across-the-aisle friendships, and plug, in the most deft of humblebrags, her tireless spirit: “I approached losing weight the same way I’ve approached any other challenge throughout my life: I figured out exactly what I needed to do to succeed and dove in. I was determined.” Through Self, Gillibrand was cleverly reaching beyond snoozy news stories to a voting public that would perhaps remember a young senator who talked food-journaling and breastfeeding.” [More…]


The videos below are listed in chronological order with the most recent at the top.

MSNBC (12 Feb 2019)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand talks about what female leadership looks like.

Face the Nation (20 Jan 2019)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke with “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan from Des Moines, Iowa, for the Jan. 20, 2019, broadcast.

60 Minutes (16 Jan 2019)

As the New York senator announces her bid for president, take a look back at her February 2018 interview with Sharyn Alfonsi.

New York Times (16 Jan 2019)

The senator from New York announced on Stephen Colbert’s show Tuesday night that she’s running for president in 2020. Ms. Gillibrand is the latest candidate to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary. Here’s what you need to know about her.