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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 GabbardTulsi Gabbard blasts new House rules on gender neutral language as 'height of hypocrisy' A vaccine, a Burrito and more: 7 lighter, memorable moments from 2020 Growing number of House Republicans warm to proxy voting 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 ButtigiegOn The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits Buttigieg confirmation hearing slated for Thursday James Murdoch predicts 'a reckoning' for media after Capitol riot MORE by 15 points. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden tax-hike proposals face bumpy road ahead Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster 'Almost Heaven, West Virginia' — Joe Manchin and a 50-50 Senate MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden to tap Rohit Chopra to lead CFPB, Gensler for SEC chair: reports Biden tax-hike proposals face bumpy road ahead Porter loses seat on House panel overseeing financial sector MORE (D-Mass.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP Iran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries MORE (D) also rank ahead of her, based on the average.