Could Gabbard ‘feel the Bern’ to VP post?
(Tulsi Gabbard turns 35 and celebrates by planting yet another VP-related story in a sister-island newspaper.)
HTH: All is quiet on the vice presidential front, at least as far as Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is concerned.
While the congresswoman “felt the Bern,” and broke party ranks by resigning as vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee in February in order to back Bernie Sanders’ bid for president, Sanders’ camp has been quiet as far as whether Gabbard would join the Vermont senator as his running mate, should he win the nomination.
Gabbard’s camp, meanwhile, said those talks haven’t taken place.
“There have been no discussions (on the topic),” Erica Tsuji, a spokeswoman for Gabbard, said this week.
As far as Sanders’ camp, it was the one question they didn’t answer in an email exchange.
Rania Batrice, a spokeswoman for the Sanders campaign, did not respond to questions about a potential running mate status for Gabbard, but did speak to the congresswoman’s effectiveness and importance as a Sanders supporter.
“Rep. Gabbard has been an enormous asset to the campaign and has been on the road for us when her voting schedule permits,” Batrice wrote.
Gabbard’s national profile has risen since she stepped away from the DNC and began stumping for Sanders.
Gabbard announced her intentions on “Meet the Press,” stating she supported Sanders ….
Last August, the congresswoman made headlines in Hawaii after she was asked by a reporter from The Garden Island newspaper on Kauai during a chamber of commerce luncheon if she would consider serving as vice president if approached.
“I would,” Gabbard responded to the reporter’s question, “because the question that I’ve always asked myself is, where can I be in a position to make the most positive impact? That’s what motivated me to run for office at 21.”
Gabbard — who turned 35 this month, the minimum age required under the Constitution to serve as president….
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August, 2015: Tulsi Gabbard Running for Vice President