Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Anthony Behar

Gillibrand 2020? Re-elected senator says she'll consider White House bid

November 09, 2018 - 11:39 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- With the midterm elections over, the focus now turns to the 2020 presidential race.

New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who won re-election on Tuesday, appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night, and commented on her potential White House ambitions.

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"I believe right now that every one of us should do whatever we can, with our time, with our talents, to restore that moral decency, that moral compass and that truth of who we are as Americans, so I will promise you I will give it a long, hard thought of consideration," she said.

Gillibrand previously pledged to serve her full senate term, but told Colbert she'd give a run, "a long, hard thought of consideration."

The Late Show appearance was was Gillibrand's first stop on a post-midterm media tour. She'll also be appearing on The Daily Show, and The View.

Gillibrand won some 2/3 of the vote in Tuesday's election, taking a total of 3.73 million. That's 400,000 more than Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and more than any candidate in New York.

Gillibrand's name has been mentioned as a 2020 contender, alongside Cuomo and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker in what's expected to be a crowded Democratic primary.