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Her support at home has fractured, and she has a strong primary challenger whom three former governors have endorsed.
The second quarter of her House campaign “raised” negative $20.
She gets along very well with Tucker Carlson and Hannity, but prior to her spat with Hillary, had picked an ugly fight with Maizie Hirono, who is treasured in her home state. Gabbard wrote an op-ed over Hirono questioning trump’s nominations of religious extremists as judges. Gabbard accused Hirono and others of “weaponizing religion for their own selfish gain.”
Hirono will not endorse Gabbard’s current endeavor because she is looking for a “strong progressive with a history of supporting human rights.”
Hirono dismisses Gabbard’s 2020 bid: I’ll be looking for someone with ‘record of supporting progressive goals’
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Tulsi Gabbard announces she won’t seek re-election to Congress amid speculation of a third-party bid
“The Hawaii congresswoman faced a tough primary challenge back home as she pursues the Democratic presidential nomination. Hawaii state Sen. Kai Kahele has so far raised more than $345,000 in his attempt to unseat Gabbard, according to the Center for Responsive Politics — more than the $221,501 Gabbard has raised for her presidential campaign from Hawaii residents.
“Gabbard’s House re-election campaign stalled, raising negative $20 in the second quarter. And a recent Hawaii poll found that half of her constituents preferred someone else to fill her seat.
…"Gabbard met with about two dozen Wall Street executives for a private off-the-record meeting at a New York restaurant owned by former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci this week, Fox Business reported. The event was hosted by Robert Wolf, a prominent Wall Street Democrat who previously headed up U.S. operations at the Swiss bank UBS. The network reported that Gabbard was ‘given a hero’s welcome’ at the event, causing consternation among Democrats.
”’The person who benefited from this meeting is [t]rump,’ Democratic strategist David Brand told the outlet. ‘She’s going nowhere in the Democratic Primary — now these guys are positioning her to hurt our nominee.’
…“Gabbard also canceled an Iowa campaign event to appear on Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s show earlier this month and appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox show Thursday, where she severely criticized the House impeachment inquiry.
“Gabbard echoed Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., who led a Republican group that stormed a secure Capitol Hill facility where the impeachment interviews are taking place to protest the secrecy of the proceedings.
”’I don’t know what’s going on in those closed doors,’ Gabbard told Hannity.“ [She is referring to the current grand jury type of testimony open only to Democrat and Republicon Committee members while witness testimony is assessed, which Republicons are attacking as unfair rather than acknowledging as standard, because trump demanded them to fight.]
“Gabbard said she worried the impeachment inquiry would ‘tear apart’ the country, despite her own previous backing of the effort.”
The whole point of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE is that tool was not a willing tool. There is no empathy for the charactor, if they are a willing agent.