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Senator Who?

Jeff Katz
May 14, 2019 - 9:15 pm

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) claims she is being underestimated in the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president and blamed “gender bias” for the recent low poll numbers she's received.

Gillibrand was profiled by CNN, a piece headlined by the idea that she is campaigning by "living her best life," and was adamant her efforts for 2020 are being underestimated.

“I think it’s just gender bias. I think people are generally biased against women. I think also biased against young women,” Gillibrand said. “There’s just bias and it’s real and it exists, but you have to overcome it.”

Gillibrand also said that voters will “give a woman a shot” if the opportunity is there. 

“Voters will give a woman a shot. They just have to get to know her. They might make a judgment without knowing her, but once they meet her and know who she is and why she’s running, it will give her that opportunity.”

Gillibrand is currently polling at less than 1% in a field of more than two dozen Democrats, but says she knows she will “beat Trump” in 2020 because he does not take her seriously.

Perhaps there is a reason why.