Kirsten Gillibrand, Al Franken & The Perils Of Standing Up To Powerful Men
Gillibrand may have upset some big donors, but her honesty about sexual harassment seems to have boosted her standing with millennial women. This could help when it comes to small digital donations, which according to
Politico comprise about 30% of the money she’s raised. Plus, her very first Iowa endorsement was a direct result of her call for Franken’s resignation,
BuzzFeed reported in January. Kyla Paterson, the young, transgender chair of the Stonewall Caucus of the Iowa Democratic Party, said she was inspired to endorse Gillibrand after seeing how she handled backlash from her own party.