Did U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., forget Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is running for Senate?

Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday, Gillibrand says he is encouraged at women looking to run for U.S. Senate, adding Grimes was “looking” to run for Senate more than two weeks after the Kentucky Democrat announced her intentions to take on Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell next year.


GOP operatives are likely to jump on the gaffe as another sing of an underwhelming campaign launch by Grimes, but it should be noted Gillibrand Tweeted about Grimes’ candidacy almost immediately after the announcement.

but Gillibrand was once considered a “strong candidate” to lead the Senate Democrat’s campaign apparatus and