Gillibrand leads 'Happy Birthday' to Warren in South Carolina

Gillibrand leads 'Happy Birthday' to Warren in South Carolina
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Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSunday shows preview: Lawmakers prepare for SCOTUS confirmation hearings before election Sunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election Suburban moms are going to decide the 2020 election MORE (D-N.Y) led a crowd to sing "Happy Birthday" to her presidential challenger Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Defense: Appeals court revives House lawsuit against military funding for border wall | Dems push for limits on transferring military gear to police | Lawmakers ask for IG probe into Pentagon's use of COVID-19 funds On The Money: Half of states deplete funds for Trump's 0 unemployment expansion | EU appealing ruling in Apple tax case | House Democrats include more aid for airlines in coronavirus package Warren, Khanna request IG investigation into Pentagon's use of coronavirus funds MORE (D-Mass.) when the two saw each other in South Carolina Saturday.

Gillibrand's campaign tweeted a video of her leading a crowd to sing the song to the Massachusetts Democrat Saturday, with a grinning Gillibrand holding Warren's hand as the room sings, before Warren ends the performance with a bow.

The two candidates appeared in South Carolina this weekend for House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn's (D-S.C.) annual Fish Fry, where 21 of the 24 announced Democratic 2020 contenders made bids for South Carolina voters ahead of the state's early primary.


Warren, whose birthday is June 22, turned 70 this year as she and Gillibrand seek the party's 2020 nomination for president.

Though no longer in her 60s, the Massachusetts senator remains the youngest of the current Democratic Party frontrunners: former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says voters should choose who nominates Supreme Court justice Trump, Biden will not shake hands at first debate due to COVID-19 Joe Biden should enact critical government reforms if he wins MORE is 76, and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump, Biden will not shake hands at first debate due to COVID-19 Sanders tells Maher 'there will be a number of plans' to remove Trump if he loses Sirota reacts to report of harassment, doxing by Harris supporters MORE (I-Vt.) is 77.

Gillibrand, who celebrated her 56th birthday in December, is one of the younger Democrats in the pack, though the youngest candidate accolade goes to South Bend Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBillionaire who donated to Trump in 2016 donates to Biden The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - GOP closes ranks to fill SCOTUS vacancy by November Buttigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice MORE (D), who is 37.