Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) made her way to an Iowa bar for a campaign stop where she seemed to lose the interest of one voter in particular as a woman forced her way past the senator — for ranch dressing.
At The Airliner bar in Iowa City, Iowa, Gillibrand — who is exploring running as a Democratic contender for the 2020 presidential election — was addressing a crowd when an Iowan apologized as she pushed by, as CNN reporter DJ Judd pointed out on Twitter.
“Sorry, I’m just trying to get some ranch dressing,” the woman is heard saying in the video, drawing laughter from those gathered.
The humorous moment was captured on video.
And here's video of the woman "just trying to get some ranch," while Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks to supporters in Iowa City. pic.twitter.com/6PRCVbbIQW
— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) February 19, 2019
Gillibrand’s moment at the bar only makes her the latest 2020 contender to lose people’s attention.
As IJR Red reported, two campaign volunteers for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) walked out at her presidential campaign launch rally, one of them later explaining he realized he didn’t connect with the Democrat’s talking points.
“I was an Elizabeth Warren supporter, but I found at the event there wasn’t any way for me to identify with the things she was saying,” the man told The Washington Examiner. “That was why I walked out.”
He addressed the issues surrounding Warren’s focus:
“She’s a small-town girl, and her family were blue-collar, and now she’s in this position [as a presidential candidate]. Rather than taxing and fighting the rich and using that as her only focus, she should be focusing on opening up opportunities for the people that are in the same position she was once in.”
Watch the video below:
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 9, 2019
With a long list of Democratic candidates thus far, it may take more to catch and keep the attention of voters in order to gain their support in the 2020 presidential election.