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Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand introduced on Wednesday she was ending her bid for the occasion’s 2020 presidential nomination after her marketing campaign centered on ladies’s equality failed to achieve traction, regardless of the activism spurred by the #MeToo motion.
The choice got here after the New York senator didn’t qualify for the third Democratic presidential debate.
“I do know this isn’t the end result that we wished. We wished to win this race. However it’s necessary to know when it’s not your time,” Ms Gillibrand mentioned in a video message posted to Twitter.
Ms Gillibrand, who has represented New York within the US Senate since 2009, is likely one of the extra outstanding candidates to exit a crowded Democratic subject that started with greater than two dozen entrants.
She was one among six sitting senators within the race, however struggled to achieve help. In a Quinnipiac ballot printed Wednesday, she acquired the backing of lower than 1 per cent of these questioned.
Her departure is the most recent signal the sphere is starting to skinny out; former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and US congressman Seth Moulton have additionally exited the race in current weeks.