Chele Farley, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate seat held by incumbent Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), slammed her rival over ties the senator’s father has to a group charged with sex trafficking.
Marie Newman, the progressive challenger to pro-life Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski (Ill.), did not initially concede Tuesday night after a narrow loss, saying she would not do so at the time because she wanted her opponent to “have a very painful evening.”
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) on Tuesday said that she would be endorsing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) in his bid to be re-elected governor over his Democratic challenger, Cynthia Nixon.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y), who has been floated as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, is facing backlash from prominent female Democratic donors in Los Angeles after she called for then-Sen. Al Franken’s (D., Minn.) resignation over allegations of sexual misconduct back in December.
Senators Cory Booker (N.J.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), who top the list of potential Democratic challengers to President Donald Trump in 2020, both announced last week that they would forgo accepting donations from corporate PACs in an effort to cure the corrosive effect they say special interest spending has had on the political system. But neither extended their pledge to labor unions and ideological groups.