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Kirsten Gillibrand officially launched her presidential campaign

While a foregone conclusion since she announced her plans to launch an exploratory committee for a potential run at the Oval Office in January, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) officially announced her presidential bid on Sunday.

Gillibrand delivered the news in the form of a video, in which she broadly lays out the campaign issues she will focus on, including universal health care, paid family leave, and the "Green New Deal." The video also highlights the senator's vote against bank bailouts during the 2008 financial crisis and her work to change how the military handles allegations of sexual misconduct.

Gillibrand will reportedly give a speech in front of the Trump International hotel in New York City next Sunday. She also has campaign stops in Michigan, Iowa, and Nevada during the week. Watch the announcement video below. Tim O'Donnell