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Democrat Tulsi Gabbard ‘Seriously Considering’ 2020 Presidential Run

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A Democratic member of the House of Representatives from Hawaii said on MSNBC’s “Hard Ball” with Chris Matthews Wednesday that she is thinking of joining what looks to be a crowded field of potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

“I’m seriously considering [it],” Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said when asked is she was planning a White House bid. “I’m thinking through it very carefully.”

Gabbard added that she was “concerned about the direction of our country.”

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The Hawaiian House Rep served in a field medical unit in a combat zone in Iraq as a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard from 2004 to 2005.

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Gabbard joins a long list of Democrats who are rumored to be 2020 candidates. Wednesday morning, former Obama administration Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro formed an exploratory committee, the first formal step towards running for president. Castro was also the mayor of San Antonio from 2009 to 2014.

Others rumored to be in the mix are former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and failed U.S. Senate candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, a State Representative from Texas. Those three have topped very early polls among Democratic voters. O’Rourke met with former president Barack H. Obama in November.

Other rumored candidates include Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and the ever-pervasive Hillary R. Clinton.


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President Donald Trump Will Move the 2020 Republican Convention Out of North Carolina

The state had interfered in the convention.

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President Donald Trump confirmed that he will move the 2020 Republican Convention away from Charlotte, North Carolina in a series of tweets Tuesday night. The state’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, had refused to allow the Republican Party to conduct the event at full capacity, citing supposedly necessary coronavirus social distancing restrictions.

The event was slated to be held in late August, well after the apex of the national coronavirus epidemic. Cooper still refused to allow the Republican Party to proceed with its plans to hold a full-sized major party political convention.

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The loss of the Republican convention is set to cost North Carolina millions of dollars in revenue for the state’s economy. Major party conventions are regularly sought by governors and mayors, but it appears that Cooper’s desire to restrict the GOP convention overrode his desire for the benefits of the event.

The President had earlier been threatening to move the convention if North Carolina failed to give the Republican Party the green light to proceed in organizing for its convention as planned.

Sources indicate that GOP officials are already scouting out potential alternative locations for the party’s convention. Early reports suggest that either Arizona or Florida could be selected as possible replacement locations for the event, with both states set to be competitive electoral battlegrounds in the fall presidential election.

Arizona Republican Debbie Lesko called for the RNC to move the convention to her Glendale-area district, and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has suggested that the state would be willing to welcome the President and Republicans across the country for the crucial political event.

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