Gabbard claims her first delegates of primary race

Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardDemocrat Kai Kahele wins Hawaii primary to replace Tulsi Gabbard Financial firms facing serious hacking threat in COVID-19 era Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton MORE (D-Hawaii) has claimed her first delegates of the 2020 primary race for her long shot White House bid. 

The Gabbard campaign said it was informed that it would net two delegates from the caucuses in American Samoa, which will allocate a total of six pledged delegates. However, a report from CNN said that the candidate will receive only one delegate from the territory on Tuesday evening. 

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who won the territory’s race, is expected to take the remaining four delegates. 

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Early results from several other states casting ballots Tuesday showed Gabbard running at the bottom of the pack, well below the 15 percent threshold needed to net statewide delegates, raising the possibility she could get shut out in a number of other Super Tuesday contests. 

Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran, garnered zero delegates across the first four contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. 

She has centered her White House bid around reducing America’s military entanglements abroad, though has caught flack over a 2017 meeting with Syrian leader Bashar Assad and past positions opposed to LGBTQ rights.