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Tulsi Gabbard for President

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12.02.2019

A remarkable wind of change that swept the United States in the recently concluded mid-term elections saw a record number of female lawmakers sent to Washington DC.

The elections also saw a record number of women contesting polls nationwide for national and state legislatures as well as gubernatorial posts.

The impending 2020 presidential race already has five women from the Democratic Party who would like to have an opportunity to challenge Donald Trump, the incumbent Republican, for the top post.

The list includes Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar.

Kamala Harriss is the other woman of Indian origin who has decided to challenge Donald Trump in 2020. (Source: Reuters)

Among all Democratic presidential contenders, Tulsi Gabbard stands out for various reasons. One reason is that many pundits consider Gabbard an underdog as well as an outlier in the Democrat establishment. Owing to her differences with the ‘establishment’, she had resigned as the vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 2016 presidential elections.

She had endorsed the candidacy of the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders against the eventual nominee Hilary Clinton. DNC is the governing body of the Democratic Party and it organises the Democratic National Convention to nominate and confirm its candidate for the post of US President.

But Gabbard does not fit a cookie-cutter definition of a democrat.

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