WASHINGTON – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) officially announced her bid for president on Sunday.
Gillibrand formally joined the 2020 White House race and previewed the hard line she will take against President Donald Trump (R) by announcing a rally outside one of his signature Manhattan properties.
New York’s Junior Senator spent more than a month traveling around the country to gauge support for a run.
Her announcement that she was joining the dozen-plus candidates who want to challenge Trump came in a nearly three-minute video produced by her campaign and released early in the morning. She says the national anthem poses this question: “Will brave win?”
In the video, Gillibrand said that the country needs a leader who “makes bold, brave choices” and “someone who isn’t afraid of progress. That’s why I’m running for president.”
She said her debut speech as a candidate will come next Sunday in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.