The United States Presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard’s election campaign has announced that the Hawaiian Democrat will not seek Congressional re-election, amid to focus on her 2020 bid for the highest elected office in America.
The 38-year-old Tulsi Gabbard is an Iraq war veteran and now working as a major in the American Army National Guard. She has served seven years in the United States House of Representative, first was elected in 2012.
Ms. Gabbard is among a field of 18 Democrats, who are seeking the nomination of the political party to compete against the United States President Donald Trump, and one of the five women running for the office.
Her campaign announced on Twitter, “Gabbard committed to campaign for the present; will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives.”
On Thursday, Ms. Gabbard was quoted saying, “I will not be seeking re-election to Congress in 2020, and humbly ask you for your support for my candidacy for President.”
The election campaign for the Hawaii and Samoan-American has been delayed near the bottom of the polls.
Tulsi Gabbard is the first Hindu to serve in the United States House, and has centered the election campaign on her anti-war stance. She was twice posted in the Middle East, was also one of the first female combat veterans to get elected to the US Congress.