Yet another presidential exploratory committee has been announced. On the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), as expected, said that she is forming a committee to study her chances of winning the Democratic presidential nomination, and eventually the White House. She becomes the seventh significant Democrat to either file an exploratory committee or officially announce or schedule a declaration of their national candidacy.
The others are former Housing & Urban Development secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), and former Rep. John Delaney (D-MD). California Sen. Kamala Harris is expected to announce her presidential candidacy at a Martin Luther King Day rally in her birthplace of Oakland, CA early next week.
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