Gillibrand Makes ‘Bad News’ Plea for Donations: ‘We Are Definitely an Underdog’

Posted on May 14, 2019 1:25 pm

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The Kirsten Gillibrand presidential campaign made a plea for donations Tuesday with an email subject line reading “a bit of bad news,” to the amusement of fellow 2020 contender Mike Gravel.

The New York senator is still short of the 65,000-donor threshold, one of two requirements set by the Democratic National Committee to get on the primary debate stage on June 26 and 27. Gillibrand has hit the poll limit—at least 1 percent support in three different primary or early-state polls—but little-known candidates like Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson, in addition to the frontrunners in the race, have beaten her to