Gillibrand Campaign Blames Weak Fundraising Numbers on Franken Comments

Washington Free Beacon | 4/15/2019 | Nic Rowan
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BY: Nic Rowan

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (D., N.Y.) campaign is blaming its low fundraising haul—$3 million in the first quarter of her 2020 run—on comments last year which helped lead to former Sen. Al Franken's (D., Minn.) resignation.

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Gillibrand displayed outrage over accusations and photographic evidence of Franken mistreating women throughout his public and political career. Her comments prompted his resignation, which some critics argued was risky for Democrats desperate to regain a Senate majority.

In a document obtained by the New York Times Gillibrand's campaign claims that "many" donors still hold Gillibrand's comments against her.

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"There's no question that the first quarter was adversely impacted by certain establishment donors—and many online—who continue to punish Kirsten for standing up for her values and for women," the document says.

Gillibrand has also faced criticism for stating that former President Bill Clinton should have resigned over his affair with Monica Lewinsky. In a CNN town hall, Gillibrand told host Erin Burnett that she doesn't believe her criticism of Bill Clinton has cost her the support of...
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