"The issue of war and peace" would be the main focus of her campaign, Rep. Gabbard said.
Gabbard made headlines in 2016 by quitting a leadership post at the Democratic National Committee over the party's decision to limit the number of debates between Clinton and Sanders, with analysts believing fewer debates benefited Clinton.
President Trump has announced to seek his re-election.
Rania Batrice, who was a deputy campaign manager for Sanders in 2016, said she will be Gabbard's campaign manager.
A victor of the primary elections beginning early 2020 would be finally nominated by the Democratic party in its convention later that summer to challenge the Republican candidate in the November 2020 elections. She also was one of the first female combat veterans elected to Congress ― deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2005, and to Kuwait from 2008 to 2009 as a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard. While her support for Sanders' economic message may turn off libertarians for obvious reasons, it's hard to imagine there being anyone in either major party primary who will be more critical of America's wasteful and seemingly endless post-9/11 wars.
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Prosecutors say Manafort acknowledged the meeting only after being told that they were in the same city on the same day. Mueller's team , they suggested the matter be addressed in a pre-sentencing report compiled by the probation office.
Kamala Harris, 54, who is of Indian and African-Jamaican descent and is identified as a member of the Christian Baptist sect, is expected to announce her candidature for the Democratic Party nomination next week, according to several news reports quoting sources close to her.
She questioned whether Assad was responsible for a chemical attack on civilians that killed dozens and led the USA to attack a Syrian air base. She opposed the Obama administration's interventions in Syria as being "against America's national security, worldwide credibility, economic interest, and moral center" and has called for putting an end to the Afghanistan war "as soon as possible". She's opposed to military intervention, and drew criticism in 2017 for meeting during a secret trip with Syrian President Bashar Assad whose oppressive regime has allegedly used chemical weapons on its own people.
Another issue that has done a disservice to Tulsi Gabbard among left-wing voters is her prior stance on gay marriages.
Gabbard has recanted those views, telling voters at an early December meeting in New Hampshire that she had changed after her service in Iraq. Elizabeth Warren of MA and other candidates.
Former US vice president Joe Biden has also expressed his interest in the 2020 bid. "Liberals think she's too conservative, conservatives think she's too liberal, and just about everyone thinks her coziness with Bashar al-Assad is disturbing", said Ahrens.