Tulsi Gabbard's Single Delegate May Be a Big Deal

She got one in American Samoa, and it might earn her a debate invite
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2020 7:57 PM CST
Tulsi Gabbard's Lonely Delegate Win May Qualify Her for Debate
Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Manchester, N.H.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

She's getting lost in the headlines, but Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is still running for the Democratic nomination. And on Tuesday, Gabbard won her very first delegate, from the territory of American Samoa, where she was born, reports the Washington Post. That lone delegate is no small thing: Unless the Democratic National Committee changes its debate qualification rules, Gabbard would qualify for the next one on March 15. However, the DNC might well tighten up those rules after Super Tuesday. What's more, Gabbard has previously complained about the debate qualification process and might not attend anyway. Gabbard's latest campaign target: Elizabeth Warren, notes the Hill. (Here is the bigger picture from Super Tuesday results.)

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