Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-HI) rollout of her presidential campaign has been anything but smooth.
After weeks of fits and starts, she decided to announce her intention to run out of the blue on “The Van Jones Show” — without telling her staff. She has spent most of her early days as a possible candidate apologizing for her homophobic history, has picked a fight with Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) back on Capitol Hill and has already drawn a primary challenger for her House seat.
And now, according to Politico, she’s losing her campaign manager, Rania Batrice, and her consulting firm, Revolution Messaging.
Though the campaign hasn’t officially launched yet, the young congresswoman has effectively lost any early momentum in the likely crowded Democratic field.