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Gillibrand giving 'long, hard thought' to 2020

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand gives her victory speech on

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand gives her victory speech on election night in Manhattan on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

WASHINGTON — Just two days after being re-elected, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Thursday acknowledged she’s giving “a long, hard thought” about running for president after promising during her campaign to serve out her six-year term.

Asked by CBS late-night show host Stephen Colbert if there might be “another election that you might be concentrating on,” Gillibrand called that an “important question” and “a moral question for me.” Then she gave her campaign-like answer.

“I believe right now that every one of us should figure out how we can do whatever we can with our time, with our talents to restore that moral decency, that moral compass and that truth of who we are as Americans,” she said.

“So I will promise you I will give it a long, hard thought of consideration,” she said.

“That’s close,” Colbert quipped.


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