Gillibrand is the fourth candidate in two weeks to drop out of the Democratic primary as the crowded field continues to slowly narrow. Gillibrand opted to drop out of the 2020 presidential race Wednesday.
"I think that women have a unique ability to bring people together and heal this country", Gillibrand told The Times, adding that a woman nominee "would be inspiring and exciting". I am so proud of this team and all we've accomplished.
"I really like Joe Biden", he said of the former vice president and Democratic presidential frontrunner.
The Democratic National Committee raised the threshold to qualify for the next round of debates.
A Gillibrand aide told CNN that the senator made a decision to end her presidential campaign last night after talking with her family and "after it was clear she would not make the stage". Gillibrand finishes with just $800,000 left in her campaign bank account.
To get to the U.S. House, Gillibrand topped an incumbent Republican in a conservative part of upstate NY in 2007, and she was appointed to the Senate two years later, filling the seat vacated by Hillary Clinton.
Gillibrand's office has not responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation's request for comment. She would spend the next eight months trekking to early primary states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
Gillibrand centered her campaign on equality, especially for women, and released plans on reproductive rights, paid family leave and a sweeping plan she called her "family bill of rights".
Gillibrand made a big push to stay on the debate stage in August, spending more than $1 million on advertisements and making stops on cable news. She moved issues, particularly on women's rights, that she cares a lot about. Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news.