Dec 29, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard: Trump impeachment would boost his re-election chances

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard during the 2020 debate in Atlanta on Nov. 20. Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images

2020 candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) told ABC News Saturday she voted "present" during President Trump's House impeachment proceedings because she's concerned it would "embolden him." And she said it could cause "lasting damage" to the U.S. if he's re-elected and the Republicans regain the House in 2020.

"I think impeachment, unfortunately, will only further embolden Donald Trump, increase his support and the likelihood that he'll have a better shot at getting elected while also seeing the likelihood that the House will lose a lot of seats to Republicans."

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Tulsi Gabbard's campaign says it raised $3.4 million in Q4

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's presidential campaign said Thursday it raised $3.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, CNN reports.

The state of play: The haul is up slightly from the $3 million she raised in the third quarter. The total includes $1.2 million raised in December alone, surpassing the campaign's $1 million goal for the final month of the year.

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Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for defamation over Russia comments

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2020 Democratic contender Tulsi Gabbard filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Hillary Clinton for defamation over the former secretary of state's implication that the Hawaii congresswoman is a "favorite of the Russians" during an October interview.

The big picture: In the suit, Gabbard claims that her "political and personal reputation" was damaged by the comment and that it caused her to drop in the polls in key primary states.

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Gabbard and Steyer respond to Hillary Clinton's attack on Sanders

Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer. Photos: Alex Wong/Getty Images; Agustin Paullier/AFP via Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidates Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer came to Sen. Bernie Sanders' defense on Twitter Tuesday in response to Hillary Clinton's comments suggesting "nobody likes" the Vermont senator.

What they're saying: Clinton said "nobody wants to work with him," per the Hollywood Reporter. Gabbard and Tulsi both responded that they "like" Sanders. "At the risk of getting in the middle of it," Steyer tweeted, "I like @BernieSanders. Now let's move on America."

Go deeper: Steyer steps between Sanders and Warren's clash on debate night

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