With 2020 looming just a year and some months away, we are about to see a massive influx of names from the democratic party vying for the spotlight.
For now we only have two pseudo-official candidates: Elizabeth Warren, who has gone so far as to announce her exploratory committee, and now, Tulsi Gabbard.
Another Democrat is jumping into the quickly forming 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest.
Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said in an interview on Friday that she has decided to run for the White House and will be make a formal announcement over the next week.
“There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision,” Gabbard told CNN. “There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I’m concerned about and that I want to help solve.”Trending:
Gabbard, 37, was elected in 2012. She was a major in the Hawaii Army National Guard and served two tours of duty in the Middle East. She has visited early primary and caucus states New Hampshire and Iowa in recent months and has written a memoir that’s due to be published in May.
Gabbard, like many of the new breed of democratic firebrands, has been controversial in her criticisms of President Trump, often making illicit and disturbing comments that draw the ire of the conservative media.
Outside of Warren and Gabbard, speculation has been rampant that former Vice President Joe Biden, congresswoman Kamala Harris, and failed Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke are all exploring the possibilities of a run for the Oval office as well.