Gillibrand may be one step closer to 2020 presidential bid

January 14, 2019 05:03 PM

Rumors about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand making a run for president are sparking headlines – including that her campaign headquarters would be in Troy's Frear Building.

NewsChannel 13 has learned Gillibrand will announce plans to form an exploratory committee sometime this week. On Friday, we learned Gillibrand's team had rented 5,000 square feet of space at the Frear building, but we still have not been able to get that confirmed from the senator's office or the city of Troy. 

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NewsChannel 13 started looking into her previous campaign finances on Monday.

On the Federal Elections Commission website, we found Gillibrand has $10.5 million cash on hand from her re-election campaign last year.

NewsChannel 13 tried to get in touch with representatives at the FEC on Monday. However, because of the government shutdown, we were was not able to talk with anyone. We did get in touch with a campaign lawyer, who says you are able to transfer funds from one committee into another.

NewsChannel 13 spoke with WAMC's Alan Chartock on Monday about the likelihood that Gillibrand will announce her candidacy for president.

"I'm quite sure she's running and she's putting her name out there and you see her showing up in the polls and I think she'll be taken seriously -- as she should be," said Chartock.



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