Tulsi Gabbard to run for president

Tulsi Gabbard to run for president

Tulsi Gabbard

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Friday that she is running for president.

“I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” she said during an interview on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show.”

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Gabbard, a 37-year old combat veteran, has done little to hide her presidential ambitions. She recently made stops in both Iowa and New Hampshire and looked into hiring digital staff and speechwriters. She has also authored a memoir set to be released in May.

The Hawaii Democrat’s entrance into the presidential primary field comes before an expected wave of similar announcements from higher profile candidates.

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