DFA says Gillibrand, Castro entrances have “inched us closer to a historically diverse” 2020 field
Tonight, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand officially launched her 2020 Presidential exploratory committee, while former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro formally announced that he was a candidate for President in 2020 on Saturday.
Democracy for America's CEO Yvette Simpson issued the following statement on Gillibrand and Castro's announcements:
"Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro's entrances into the 2020 race for President over the past week have inched us closer to a historically diverse field of Democratic candidates.
"To beat Donald Trump, Democrats need a nominee committed to bold, inclusive populist ideas and convincing the American people that they can and will change the lives and circumstances of those who need it most.
"We look forward to seeing how Gillibrand, Castro, and other candidates like them work to engage and win the support of progressive voters." -- Yvette Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Democracy for America
Last Month, DFA released the results of its first 2020 Presidential Pulse Poll and made it clear that its presidential endorsement was "up for grabs."