NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” that she would file paperwork on Tuesday night to explore a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 election.
Colbert, during the taping of an episode that will air on Tuesday night, asked Gillibrand, who has been taking the steps to begin a presidential campaign, if she had anything she would like to announce.
“Yes,” the New York lawmaker said. “I’m filing an exploratory committee for president of the United States tonight.”
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat from New York, speaks during the Women’s Convention in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. The Women’s Convention will bring together first time activists and movement leaders, rising political stars that reflect our nation’s changing demographics, and thousands of women for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, and inspiring forums. Photographer: Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg via Getty Images
(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Writing by Amanda Becker; Editing by James Dalgleish)