REPORT: ONE DEMOCRAT'S 2020 CAMPAIGN IN TROUBLE - U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's 2020 presidential campaign is already in trouble, just days after the Hawaii Democrat formally announced her White House bid, according to a report ... The congresswoman’s campaign manager, Rania Batrice, and consulting firm, Revolution Messaging, are set to depart, Politico reported Tuesday. Gabbard will rely on her sister to fill the void, the report said. "Rania Batrice is a longtime adviser and friend and remains so,” Erika Tsuji, a campaign spokeswoman, told the news outlet. Tsuji said Revolution Messaging was hired only for the launch portion of the campaign.
In addition to losing Batrice, Gabbard is also under fire for a public feud with U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii. She will also have to defend her House seat against state Sen. Kai Kahele, a Democrat, who recently announced his candidacy.