Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 | US news

Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic US representative, said she will run for president in 2020, CNN reported on Friday.

“I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” the Iraq war veteran said in an interview with CNN that is scheduled to air on Saturday.

The US senator Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, on 31 December announced she had formed an exploratory committee for a presidential run in what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 presidential election.

Gabbard, 37, said “the issue of war and peace” would be the main focus of her campaign. Her office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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