Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaign

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday moved toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign by forming an exploratory committee.

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 14: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) attends a post-midterm election meeting of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in the Kennedy Caucus Room at the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill November 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. Politicians believed to be considering a run for the 2020 Democratic party nomination, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), addressed the network meeting as well as House members vying for leadership positions. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The New York Democrat announced her intentions on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend.

With this move, Gillibrand became the fifth Democrat to jump into a presidential primary race that could ultimately feature dozens of candidates. Sen. Elizabeth Warren along with former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard are among those who have taken steps toward a 2020 run. Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris are also expected to enter the race soon.