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Official Website https://kirstengillibrand.com/ Twitter @SenGillibrand https://twitter.com/SenGillibrand Born and raised in upstate New York, Kirsten inherited a dedication to public service from her grandmother and mother, who organized women and served their communities as Democratic activists. Drawing inspiration from them, Kirsten began her career as a lawyer and then decided to pursue a path of public service. After serving in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., Kirsten decided to move home to upstate New York to raise her family—and to eventually make a long-shot bid to represent her home district in Congress. With her 2-year-old son Theo in tow, Kirsten ran for Congress in 2006 as an underdog for a seat held by a long-term Republican incumbent in a district with a 2-1 Republican majority. Unafraid of the uphill battle and determined to bring commonsense ideas to the table, Kirsten won her election with calls for congressional ethics reform, an end to the war in Iraq, and Medicare for All. Today, as a mother of young sons, Kirsten is running for president to fight for America’s families as hard as she fights for her own. She’s running on a vision for an America in which quality and affordable health care is a right, public education is strong regardless of the block you grow up on, hard work is rewarded, and greed and money are eliminated from politics. She has never been afraid of a fight—especially against President Trump—and she knows we need to restore integrity, courage, and compassion to the White House. Combating money in politics is key to her campaign and central to achieving progressive policies—she’s rejecting corporate PAC and federal lobbyist money and has disavowed individual super PACs.

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