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Tulsi Gabbard Applies for Inouye Vacancy

·By civilbeat

Tulsi Gabbard is looking to make the jump to the U.S. Senate before even taking a seat in the House.

Gabbard, who was just elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November, announed today she wants to fill late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye’s seat. 

Here’s a statement Gabbard sent out about her decision:

“In the military, I learned that ‘leadership’ means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough important assignments. Senator Inouye did that as a young man, and he inspired a generation of young soldiers like me. Now it