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Tulsi Gabbard's presidential campaign kicks off, what you should know

HONOLULU(KHON2) - She is calling it the Aloha Launch. Tulsi Gabbard kicks off her presidential campaign in Waikiki at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Saturday.

The party starts at 3p.m. and will feature local artists like Amy Hanaialii, Kimie Miner and the Tonga Sisters.

Gabbard will gather with friends and family to share her vision for the future.

The event will be held on the great lawn next to the lagoon. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP online at tulsi2020.com

The process is simple. Sign up with your name, phone number and email address.

On Friday, even organizers said 1200 people have already signed up.

Political analysts said Representative Gabbard winning this race is a long shot.

But Dr. John Hart, and HPU professor of communications said she still has many reasons to run.

"She's going to run. She's going to get her name out there. She's going to raise money. She's going to put that in her campaign coffers, She's going to pay her staff with it. There's a lot of reasons for her to run," explained Hart.

Event organizers said the launch will be casual and local style with Gabbard coming together with her supporters to connect and talk story.


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