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Democrat from New York

Kirsten Gillibrand is a senator from New York. Gillibrand was appointed as senator in 2009 to fill Hillary Clinton’s vacated seat, as Clinton became U.S. Secretary of State under Barack Obama. Gillibrand won a special election in 2010 to retain her senate seat and won re-elections in 2012 and 2018. From 2007 to 2009, she served as the representative of New York’s 20th Congressional District. Gillibrand received a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from UCLA School of Law. In 2019, she ran for the Democratic nomination for president and dropped out in August.

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In context: Democrats’ TV ads from the month of August

As the third round of Democratic primary debates approaches, a handful of presidential hopefuls have taken their messages to the airwaves, running TV ads on cable networks and in bellwether states such as Iowa and New Hampshire. We give the TV ads Democrats aired in August some additional context.

The facts behind Kirsten Gillibrand’s comments on Al Franken and sexual misconduct

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was asked during a Fox News town hall about the resignation of former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken.

Harris, Swalwell, Williamson: A quick look at the Californians on tonight’s debate stage

Three Californians — Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Eric Swalwell, and self-help author Marianne Williamson — will make their case to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee at tonight's debate in Miami. PolitiFact California has this look at their biographies, top issues and recent fact checks on them. 

Who is Kirsten Gillibrand? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Under her campaign’s "Brave Wins" mantra, Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York pitches herself as a candidate willing to "stand up for what’s right and repair what’s been broken." Gillibrand says that health care should be a right and not a privilege, that Americans should have better public schools, and anyone who wants to work hard enough should have the ability to transition into the middle class.

Surprising numbers on sexual assault in the military

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said 1 in 5 military women were receiving unwanted sexual contact. Was she right?