US election race: Gillibrand launches presidential bid

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Kirsten Gillibrand has grow to be the newest US Democrat to hitch a crowded race to be the social gathering’s candidate for the 2020 presidential election.

The 52-year-old senator for New York introduced her bid in an internet video launched on Sunday.

Fifteen different Democrats having already declared they are going to search the nomination.

They embrace Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders – who ran in opposition to Hillary Clinton in 2016 – and ex-Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke.

Within the video launching her bid, Ms Gillibrand takes purpose at President Donald Trump, saying: “Courageous does not pit individuals in opposition to one another. Courageous does not put cash over lives. Courageous does not unfold hate. Cloud reality. Construct a wall. That is what concern does.”

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On Saturday, former Vice-President Joe Biden dropped a serious – however apparently unintentional – trace that he needs to problem Mr Trump in subsequent 12 months’s election.

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Addressing Democrats in his residence state of Delaware, he stated his document was probably the most progressive “of anybody working for the United-” earlier than correcting himself: “anyone who would run”.

The viewers chanted “run Joe run”, whereas Mr Biden crossed himself and stated: “I did not imply it!”

Hypothesis that Mr Biden would announce his candidacy has reached feverish ranges.

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