3rd-party bid? Gabbard’s denials don’t ease Democrats’ fears

Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, announces she has filed a lawsuit against Google claiming suppression of free speech. Courtesy gabbard.house.gov
NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press Tulsi Gabbard keeps making her fellow Democrats nervous. The Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate appeared on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News. She wrote for the conservative-leaning editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal. She denounced Hillary Clinton as the "personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long." And facing a stiff primary challenge for her congressional seat, she recently announced her retirement from Congress. That's feeding fears among party leaders and pundits that Gabbard isn't necessarily aiming to win a Democratic primary but is laying the groundwork to run as a third-party candidate. Such a scenario, they fear, could slice off just enough support from the ultimate Democrat
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