Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, a Democrat, has already started her reelection campaign.
The 56-year-old announced her 2024 run in an email to supporters on Thursday.
The email stated, “I wanted you to hear it first.” “In 2024, Kirsten is seeking reelection to the US Senate.”
Since 2009, when she replaced Hillary Clinton as New York’s junior senator, Gillibrand has held the position.
Her announcement of her campaign coincides with Democrats reviewing their performance in New York, typically regarded as a stronghold for the party.
In the 2022 midterm elections, Republicans gained control of four seats in the House of Representatives, including one held by the director of the House Democrats’ political committee.
Democratic governor Kathy Hochul defeated Republican Lee Zeldin by the smallest margin in three decades.
To work on bipartisan legislation, Gillibrand has made a point of cultivating ties with her Republican colleagues.
She is well recognized for being one of the most vocal opponents of sexual harassment and military sexual assault in Washington.
She also supports equal pay and family leave initiatives.
In 2022, she was crucial in sending two sexual harassment measures to President Joe Biden.
The laws that Biden signed into effect restricted the use of confidentiality agreements and granted the right to legal action to workplace sexual harassment victims, both of which were significant victories for the #MeToo movement.
The senator has also participated in a bipartisan effort to regulate cryptocurrencies and other digital assets alongside Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo.
To unseat an incumbent Republican and gain a House seat in a conservative area of upstate New York, Gillibrand ran for office for the first time in 2007.
She won a special election for the Senate in 2010 and was reelected in 2012 and 2018 for complete terms.
She withdrew from the race in 2019 despite being one of many Democratic presidential contenders vying for the party’s ticket in 2020.