Gillibrand reportedly close to deciding on 2020

NEW YORK (WCAX) New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand could be close to making an official announcement about running in 2020.

According to a source, the Democrat plans to visit Iowa next weekend. And multiple Democrats who have talked to Gillibrand's team say she is beginning to build a campaign operation that's expected to be in upstate New York, close to her home.

Sources say Gillibrand has hired Meredith Kelly, the former communications director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

A Gillibrand spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.