According to a source, Anthony Weiner hired a former Obama campaign aide and advisor to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to be the political director of his mayoral campaign, the latest sign the former congressman will enter the Democratic primary contest.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand won't be taking sides in the Democratic primary to be the city's next mayor.
"I will not endorse in the New York City mayor's race, until we have a Democratic nominee," Gillibrand told WNYC's Brian Lehrer this morning.
But attacking Thompson for having ties to D'Amato is problematic.
Other Democrats have taken donations and accepted D'Amato's support publicly, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be among the participants at a "high-level" White House meeting today focused on how to reduce sexual assault in the military.
At a Senate Armed Services hearing this morning, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand expressed her frustration at the reported rise in sexual assaults in the military, which were released today, less than 48 hours after the head of prevention efforts for the Air Force was himself arrested for sexual assault.
After a press conference in Union Square this morning, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said she's hopeful that the public pressure on Kelly Ayotte will cause the New Hampshire Republican to support expanded background checks for firearm sales.
"Well, I certainly hope that she changes her vote on background checks," Gillibrand said.
"No, I have no plans to run," she said today, in response to a question at a Union Square press conference on food-stamp benefits.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand sent another round of emails this morning, trying to drum up dollars and support for Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the Democratic candidate in South Carolina who is running against former governor Mark Sanford.
Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took issue with Senator Chuck Grassley's argument that the unfortunate events in Boston should prompt a reevaluation of immigration reform.(1)
Kirsten Gillibrand generally leaves the Sunday morning duties to Chuck Schumer.
But this weekend, Gillibrand and Schumer earch appeared on a Sunday show, to make complementary cases for the gun control bills that the Senate is expected to take up this month.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to help Elizabeth Colbert Busch pull off an upset in South Carolina.
Last night, shortly after former governor Mark Sanford won the Republican run-off for the right to challenge Colbert Busch in next month's special election, Gillibrand emailed her list to warn about the prospect of returning Sanford to elected office.(1)
"I appreciate the work that you are doing, I honestly do. But it's not enough," she said duringthe hearing last week. "And if you think you are achieving discipline and order with your current convening authority framework, I am sorry to say you are wrong."
Sen. Chuck Schumer predicted that expanding background checks to cover nearly all gun purchases would be the legislative "sweet spot," where both parties could agree to pass new laws in the wake of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connectictut.
Polls suggested Schumer was right, with broad public support for more background checks. But so far, Schumer is still searching for a consensus in Congress.(1)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was the second guest for Buzzfeed's beer-themed interview series last night in Washington, and, while she made some minor news about a women's dinner with President Obama, the real news was her drinking.