Gillibrand campaign event interrupted by woman seeking ranch dressing

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandDemocrats seek to tie GOP candidates to Trump, DeVos Democratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights The Hill's 12:30 Report: Fauci 'aspirationally hopeful' of a vaccine by winter MORE (D-N.Y.) was briefly interrupted at a campaign event in Iowa City, Iowa, by a woman on a quest for condiments.

While speaking to voters at a bar/restaurant in the city, Gillibrand was distracted by a woman who appeared to be approaching her, only to be told by the apologizing woman that she was "just trying to get some ranch" dressing.

Video of the humorous exchange was shared thousands of times on social media, with 190,000 people having viewed the clip within less than 24 hours of its posting.

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Gillibrand is visiting the state as part of an early push for support in the Iowa caucuses, which will serve as the first primary contest of the 2020 campaign season. The New York senator faces a crowded field of Democrats pushing for voters in the state, including fellow Sens. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerIn politics, as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over Democrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Koch-backed group urges Senate to oppose 'bailouts' of states in new ads MORE (D-N.J.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHillicon Valley: Facebook considers political ad ban | Senators raise concerns over civil rights audit | Amazon reverses on telling workers to delete TikTok Senators raise concerns over Facebook's civil rights audit Biden's marijuana plan is out of step with public opinion MORE (D-Calif.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenIn politics, as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over Trump defends Roger Stone move: He was target of 'Witch Hunt' Democrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden wins Puerto Rico primary In politics, as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over Biden wins Louisiana primary MORE (I-Vt.).

Other Democrats who have not yet announced 2020 bids, including Gov. Steve Bullock (D-Mont.), have visited the state in recent months, indicating that the primary field could continue to grow.