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Hindu lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard wants to run for US presidency in 2020

President Donald Trump is all set to seek his re-election in 2020, none of the Democratic candidates have announced their bid yet

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Tulsi Gabbard
Tulsi Gabbard | Photo: Twitter

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has said that she was "seriously" considering running for the in 2020.

This is for the first time that the four-time Democratic lawmaker in the US house of Representatives from has indicated that she may run for the presidency.

"I'm seriously considering it," Gabbard told MSNBC News on Wednesday in response to a question on her presidential aspirations.

If she announced her candidature, she would be the first Hindu ever to be running for the presidency in the And if elected in 2020, she could be the youngest ever and first woman to be elected as the US

"I'm concerned about the direction of our country. I'm thinking through it very carefully," she said in response to a question on her presidential run.

Before challenging in the November 2020 elections, she would have to fight it against her own Democratic party colleagues in primary elections beginning early that year.

In the last few weeks, Gabbard has been talking to her party leaders and reaching out to Indian-Americans to get their feedback on the issue.

The 2020 presidential primary cycle is scheduled to kick off from the Iowa Caucuses on February 3, 2020, followed by the New Hampshire Primary on February 11, caucus of February 15 and South Carolina on February 22.

is all set to seek his re-election in 2020, none of the Democratic candidates have announced their bid yet. The Democratic race is expected to be crowded by the summer of 2019.

Among those Democrats speculated to run for the 2020 primaries include former Joe Biden, Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, and Indian-origin Senator

First Published: Thu, December 13 2018. 09:15 IST
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