Sexy Congress NY. From left, New York lawmakers U. Kathleen Rice, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U. Elise Stefanik are among the five "sexiest" members of Congress, according to a new website. The Associated Press.
Kirsten Gillibrand Pays The Price For Speaking Out Against Al Franken
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a petite woman with pale-blue eyes and perfectly coiffed blonde hair, is sitting at a long table in a huge barn on a farm in upstate New York. There are great sacks of onions piled up to the ceiling on pallets and a few pieces of hulking equipment used during the harvest. It is one of those intoxicating August afternoons—cool and dry with a gentle breeze and big puffy white clouds set against a brilliant blue sky so perfect it seems fake. This kind of event, when staged by a different sort of politician, one less finely attuned to small-town attitudes, could strike a casual observer as too perfect to be real.
The polls trickling in after last month's Democratic debate show that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand received absolutely no bump from her lively performance. Around 1 percent of voters supported her bid for the presidency before the event — and 1 percent did so after.