Explaining Kirsten Gillibrand, Who Will Absolutely Let You Get Some Ranch


Do you wish you knew more about every Democrat running for president? But you also have a life or at least pretend to and don’t want to waste the little precious moments you have Googling my two-dozen wretched sons and daughters? (Tough, but fair.) Not to worry—I’ve taken on the task of explaining what you need to know about each of the 2020 candidates in 60 seconds or less.

Kirsten Gillibrand is a New York senator who has moved left in recent years and embraced strong progressive policies in response to public pressure and shifting political winds. She’s got a complicated track record: she’s close to Wall Street donors but has also become a vocal advocate for programs like Medicare for All. She has also been on the forefront of campaigns against sexual harassment, and has fought for major structural reforms that a lot of her Democratic colleagues have so far resisted. She is also the millionth senator to run for president in 2020.

Producer: Phoebe Bradford, Creative Producer: Cuong Ngo, Senior Producer: Jennifer Perry, Camera: Santiago Garcia

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