Gabbard moves to New Hampshire ahead of primary

Gabbard moves to New Hampshire ahead of primary
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Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardFinancial firms facing serious hacking threat in COVID-19 era Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D-Hawaii) said she is renting a small house in Manchester, N.H., ahead of the state's February primary.

“We had a town hall in Rochester and then in Gilford right before the storm hit, and people said, 'You must be getting out of town,' and nope, we're here for the duration," Gabbard told local ABC affiliate WMUR

In the interview published Wednesday, Gabbard said she’s used to Hawaii’s 80-degree Christmas weather, but said it was fun to experience New Hampshire’s first snowfall of the year. 

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Gabbard tweeted a picture Tuesday of her doing yoga with the snowstorm in the background. 

Her move to New Hampshire signals that her campaign is putting its attention on the second voting state while many other campaigns are still focused on Iowa ahead of the February caucuses. 

Gabbard is fifth in the race among New Hampshire voters, based on a RealClearPolitics average of polls in the state. She has 5 percent support, based on the average, trailing South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDemocratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights Democrats debate Biden effort to expand map against Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems, GOP dig in on police reform ahead of House vote MORE by 15 points. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Unhappy voters could deliver political shocks beyond Trump Democratic senator will introduce bill mandating social distancing on flights after flying on packed plane Neil Young opposes use of his music at Trump Mount Rushmore event: 'I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux' MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden chips away at Trump's fundraising advantage Warnock raises almost M in Georgia Senate race in second quarter The Hill's Morning Report - Trump lays low as approval hits 18-month low MORE (D-Mass.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hits 'radical left,' news media, China in Independence Day address Kaepernick on July Fourth: 'We reject your celebration of white supremacy' Jaime Harrison seeks to convince Democrats he can take down Lindsey Graham MORE (D) also rank ahead of her, based on the average.