After a two-month exploratory phase, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced the launch of her 2020 presidential campaign Sunday morning. In a video entitled “Brave Wins” — the theme of her campaign — published on social media, the senator laid out her reasons for running by reflecting on the lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner: “Our anthem calls America ‘the home of the brave.’ But we don’t realize that the lyrics first pose it as a question: ‘O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?’ It asks, ‘Will brave win?’ Well, it hasn’t always. And it isn’t right now,” Gillibrand says in a voiceover.

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