Gillibrand adds Caucus Survival Kit to campaign toolbox

4 The Record

Kirsten Gillibrand found out pretty early things don’t always go as planned on the campaign trail and that an innocent encounter can turn into a standout moment.

This one went viral.

We shared it with you three weeks ago on 4 The Record.

It’s still funny what happened last month when she was in Iowa talking to voters at a restaurant. A customer interruped Gillibrand’s speech as she was was working her way through the crowd. Why?

“Sorry, I’m just trying to get some ranch.”

We loved it then. We love it now. You know who else does?

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand herself. She posted this video on Twitter of her working out early on the same morning as we did our interview.

Check out what her shirt says: “Just trying to get some ranch.”    

She’s embracing it. She’s owning it. It’s all how you handle it. You have to have a sense of humor on the campaign trail.

But, it doesn’t stop there. We hadn’t seen this video before our conversation and we had our own offering for the senator that we couldn’t resist.

One thing that’s vital on the campaign trail is to be ready for anything. You can be surprised at anytime. 
    
The crew at 4 The Record put together this caucus survival kit with all sorts of condiments — including ranch — to have handy on the trail.

See Gillibrand’s reaction in the video above or below.

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