Gillibrand campaign event interrupted by woman seeking ranch dressing

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandGillibrand: Military must make changes beyond sexual assault cases COVID-19 long-haulers press Congress for paid family leave Ocasio-Cortez, Gillibrand and Moulton call for more high-speed rail funding in infrastructure package 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.


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 BookerCongress must act to correct flaws in the First Step Act Democrats introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for government discrimination Zombie Tax punishes farmers to fill DC coffers MORE (D-N.J.), Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden, Harris send well wishes for Father's Day The U.S. and Mexico must revamp institutions supporting their joint efforts Harris signals a potential breakthrough in US-Mexico cooperation MORE (D-Calif.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: The center strikes back Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Democrats have turned solidly against gas tax MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: The center strikes back Sanders against infrastructure deal with more gas taxes, electric vehicle fees Sunday shows - Voting rights, infrastructure in the spotlight 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.