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Democratic Nomination Gains a New Challenger in Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)

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Democratic Nomination Gains a New Challenger in Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)


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Tulsi Gabbard, a representative for the state of Hawaii, publicly announced on Friday evening that she would run for President of the United States. Gabbard’s announcement makes her one of the first democratic contenders in opposition to President Trump, presumably the first of many in a hotly debated 2020 race. Other potential contenders include Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Texas Senate candidate Bete O’Rourke, and Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio, who has already announced his candidacy.

Gabbard’s announcement faced mixed reviews in response to her former stances on the LGBT community & foreign policy in the Middle East. In the early 2000s, Gabbard had stated homosexuality was an “unhealthy, abnormal behavior that should not be promoted or accepted in society,” aligning her views with her involvement with anti-LGBT organizations. Gabbard has both defended and retracted those statements, citing party alignment in the early 2000s as “different.” In addition, she had previously supported “bombing Syria” and torture as a valid punitive punishment, both loathed by Democrats today. Today, she hopes to gather support from the LGBT and Democratic voting community despite her previous, opposition stances. Is her campaign doomed for failure, or will she overcome her past blunders? As one of the most popular Hawaii politicians, it’s too early to tell what might happen. Few polls for the Democratic nomination race have included Tulsi Gabbard.

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