WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” that she would file paperwork on Tuesday night to explore a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 election.Colbert, during the taping of an episode that will air on Tuesday night, asked Gillibrand, who has been taking the steps to begin a presidential campaign, if she had anything she would like to announce.”Yes,” the lawmaker from New York said. “I’m filing an exploratory committee for president of the United States tonight.”The formation of an exploratory committee will allow Gillibrand, 52, who is known for spearheading efforts to change how Congress handles allegations of sexual harassment and became a prominent voice in the #MeToo movement, to begin fundraising and organizing her campaign. 31 PHOTOS Kirsten Gillibrand through the years See Gallery Kirsten Gillibrand through the years ALBANY, NEW YORK – JANUARY 23: U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) looks on during a news conference announcing her as New York Gov. David A. Paterson’s choice to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat for New York on January 23, 2009 in Albany, New York. Caroline Kennedy withdrew her name from consideration a day before the announcement of the… Read full this story
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