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Running for president, Gabbard faces challenge in Hawaii | The Mesh Report

Running for president, Gabbard faces challenge in Hawaii

the Mesh Report Staff October 12, 2019 Comments Off on Running for president, Gabbard faces challenge in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — As Rep. Tulsi Gabbard travels throughout Iowa and New Hampshire trying to kick start her Democratic presidential bid she is facing a serious challenge back home in Hawaii for her U.S. House seat.

State Sen. Kai Kahele, a fellow Democrat, is picking up endorsements and criticizing Gabbard for focusing on national issues

The 45-year-old Native Hawaiian is a combat veteran and pilot for the Hawaii Air National Guard. He flies passenger jets for Hawaiian Airlines and is a member of the pilots union, a helpful attribute in union-friendly Hawaii.

Gabbard hasn’t indicated whether she will run for re-election.



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