Mar 19, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Kirsten Gillibrand endorses Joe Biden

Joe Biden swearing in Gillibrand

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand endorsed former Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: She's the 13th former Democratic candidate to endorse Biden, who has a large delegate lead and only one remaining opponent in Sen. Bernie Sanders. Gillibrand dropped out in August after struggling to gain traction in the crowded primary field.

  • Gillibrand told the Post: "He’s the absolute best candidate to defeat President Trump, and I think he is the person who has gained the trust and the respect of the American people in a way that no one else has."
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