the Field of aspiring Demokater is growing steadily ahead of the u.s. presidential election in 2020.
on Tuesday announced senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand, 52, that she is ready to challenge the incumbent president.
- In the evening I announced that I am prepared to stand as a presidential candidate, because I know that everyone can make a difference, she writes on Twitter.
Tonight In announced that I’m preparing to run for president, because I believe we're all called to make a difference. I believe in right vs. wrong – that wrong wins when we do nothing. Now is our time to raise our voices and get off the sidelines. Join me: https://t.co/I1vp93u0wh— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) January 15, 2019
Kirsten Gillibrand, who is a trained lawyer, has marked itself as a prominent voice in the Meto-movement. She is also a big advocate of the enhanced parental leave.
Gillibrand was in the 2009 election as a senator, and she took over the senatssædet from Hillary Clinton, who had bet on the presidential election.
Gillibrand was re-elected in both 2012 and 2018.
Kirsten Gillibrand took over Hillary Clinton's senatssæde in 2009. She has since been re-elected to the senate two times. Photo: Reuters
There is yet no clear favorite in the democratic field of candidates who want to run for president.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Obama minister Julian Castro and congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard have all announced their intentions.
Notable names as senator Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker, and former vice president Joe Biden is reportedly waiting in the wings.
The u.s. presidential elections will take place on Tuesday 3. november 2020.