Gillibrand

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is to host a meet and greet at Tamworth Distilling on July 6. (COURTESY PHOTO)

TAMWORTH — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) plans to spend six days in the Granite State next week, and the Democrat presidential candidate plans to make her first visit to Carroll County.

Gillibrand plans to speak at a meet and greet at Tamworth Distilling in Tamworth at 15 Cleveland Road on Saturday, July 6, from 1-2:30 p.m.

Earlier in the day, she will do a retail walk through Wolfbeoro with Rep. Edith DesMarais (D-Wolfeboro), from 10:15-11:15 a.m. with a planned stop at the Seven Sound Coffee and Tea (love at 21 Railroad Avenue).

She will fill out the day at a private house party in Albany.

Gillibrand, 52, has been in the U.S. Senate since 2009, serving before that in the U.S. House of Representatives for two years.

After creating an exploratory committee in January, she officially announced her candidacy on March 17 in a video titled “Brave Wins” posted on YouTube.

“Kirsten is running for president to fight for America’s families as hard as she fights for her own,” her website states.

“She’s running on a vision for an America in which quality and affordable health care is a right, public education is strong regardless of the block you grow up on, hard work is rewarded, and greed and money are eliminated from politics. She has never been afraid of a fight — especially against President Trump — and she knows we need to restore integrity, courage, and compassion to the White House.

“Combating money in politics is key to her campaign and central to achieving progressive policies — she’s rejecting corporate PAC and federal lobbyist mone,” her website stated.

She was the 14th Democrat to enter the field, which has since ballooned to 23.

Gillibrand was on debate stage on Thursday with Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Michael Bennet, John Hickenlooper, Eric Swalwell, Marianne Williamson and Andrew Yang.

Wednesday’s debate line-up included Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, Bill de Blasio, John Delaney and Tim Ryan.

Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana, Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and Mayor Wayne Messam of Miramar, Fla., did not qualify.

During her N.H. visit, Gillibrand intends to visit all 10 counties. This visit kicks off Wednesday, July 3, with a meet in greet at the Granite Grind in Lancaster from 2:30-4 p.m., followed by a meet and greet at Reklis Brewing in Bethlehem from 4:30-6 p.m.

Gillibrand, who graduated from Dartmouth College and UCLA School of Law, intends to march in two Fourth of July parades in Amherst (10-11:30 a.m.) and Laconia (4:30-6 p.m.).

She plans to make stops in Walpole and Claremont on July 5; in Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth on July 7; Concord and Manchester on July 8; and wrap up this trip at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Goffstown from 8-10:30 a.m. on July 9.

Gillibrand and Jonathan, her husband, have two sons, Theo, age 15, and Henry 9, and a labradoodle, Maple. For more on Gillibrand, go to kirstengillibrand.com.

lloyd@conwaydailysun.com

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