Representative Tulsi Gabbard has frequently voted against progressive priorities in a liberal district. President Barack Obama won HI-02 with 71.4% of the vote in 2012. Rep. Gabbard says she’s undergoing a “gradual metamorphosis” to progressive politics, but the people of Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district can’t wait for her to catch up to them on the issues they care about.
A Few Reasons to Primary:
- Before running for Congress, Gabbard was tied in with homophobic political forces in Hawaii. While her voting record on social issues reflects orthodox Democratic positions so far, she is too close to fundamentalist donors and political activists for our comfort.
- In 2013, Rep. Gabbard voted with House Republicans to let them set the budget for House committees
- In 2013, Rep. Gabbard voted against the House Progressive Caucus’s “Back to Work” budget
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