On Aug. 28, Kirsten Gillibrand announced her decision to withdraw from the current presidential race. In a video posted to Twitter, Gillibrand said it was “important to know when it’s not your time.”. I known this isn’t the result that we wanted. We wanted to win this race. But it’s important to know when it’s not your time and to know how you can best serve your community and country, Kirsten Gillibrand, via Twitter. Gillibrand went on to thank her supporters and encourage them to keep fighting. . Our work is not done. And we have clear mission in front of us. We have to defeat President Trump, flip the Senate and elect women up and down the ballot, Kirsten Gillibrand, via Twitter. Her decision to withdraw comes right after her failure to qualify for the third round of Democratic debates. . Qualifying candidates must have 130,000 unique donors as well as at least two percent support in four qualifying polls. . Gillibrand only amassed $3 million in her first fiscal quarter and, according to RealClearPolitics, fell mostly below two percent support in 2019.