Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) appeared on NBC’s “TODAY” show this morning to rally for women. She told NBC’s Ann Curry that she wants women to earn more, decide more and run more for political office.

The senator hosts a summit today in Manhattan aimed at galvanizing women to become economically empowered.

Gillibrand, who reminds us a lot of actress Renee Zellwegger in this four-minute 41-second clip, also says women make great friends, referring specifically to her close ties to Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). Who needs dogs? “It’s wonderful to have such close friends in Washington,” she told Curry. “You know the joke is always, if you want a friend in Washington buy a dog? Well, it’s not necessarily true because there’s some great girlfriends there.”

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