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Kirsten Gillibrand officially enters 2020 presidential race

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Photo: Steve Pope/Getty Images

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) officially announced her candidacy for the 2020 Democratic nomination on Sunday with a campaign video titled "Brave Wins."

The big picture: Gillibrand, who announced an exploratory committee in January and has visited a number of key early voter states, is the 14th Democrat and the 6th woman to enter the race. Her announcement video singled out President Trump for using fear to pit people against one another, and argued that American bravery can help the country achieve progressive proposals like universal health care, paid family leave for all and a Green New Deal.