New York State's junior U.S. Senator is out of the race for the White House.
Kirsten Gillibrand failed to meet financial and polling qualifications to make it into the lineup for the next Democratic presidential debate scheduled for September.
According to the Associated Press, Gillibrand met with family August 27 and decided if the August 28 poll numbers didn't stack up, she would drop out. The AP says the two Wednesday polls showed Gillibrand at 0%. She reportedly is finishing her bid for President with $800,000 in her campaign account after spending millions of dollars since announcing her run eight months ago on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The 52-year old Albany-area native, in an online video message, said "I know this isn't the result we wanted." "But it's important to know when it's not your time." Gillibrand says she is focusing her efforts to help defeat Donald Trump in 2020, flip the Senate and elect more women.
AP reports front-runner, former Vice President Joe Biden said if he is elected he would be going to Gillibrand for her help.
Gillibrand was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2007. She was appointed to fill Senator Hillary Clinton's seat in 2009 and was elected to the seat in a special election in 2010. She won reelection to the Senate in 2012 and 2018.