Via The Hill:
Presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) announced early Friday morning that she would not seek reelection to Congress as she continues her bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination.
The move is likely to increase speculation that Gabbard, who is in single digits in Democratic polls, will run as a third party candidate.
She has ruled out that possibility, but the idea was raised by 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton earlier this month.
In a series of tweets, the Iraq War veteran who was first elected to the House in 2012 thanked “the people of Hawai’i for allowing me to serve you in Congress” while asking for them to support her bid for the White House.