FACT CHECK — Gabbard: Would Be First Female Combat Veteran Elected to Congress

Courtesy of the Gabbard campaign

Joe Trippi of Joe Trippi & Associates, best known for managing Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign, is a paid advisor to Tulsi Gabbard's race for the 2nd Congressional District.

On Monday, two days after Gabbard's big primary election win, Trippi sent out an email about the "stunning come-from-behind victory."

Trippi continued: "If Tulsi wins in November, she will become the first female combat veteran ever elected to Congress."

Is that true?

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