3rd-party bid? Gabbard's denials don't ease Democrats' fears

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during a news conference in New York. Gabbard’s fellow Democrats are nervous that she will mount a third-party bid for president. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

No matter how many times Tulsi Gabbard says she's staying a Democrat, she keeps making her party nervous.

Her fondness for conservative media venues like Tucker Carlson's Fox News show and The Wall Street Journal's opinion page has led some Democrats to fear she plans an independent presidential bid after her longshot attempt at the Democratic presidential nomination eventually ends.

Gabbard has repeatedly said that's not true, most recently Wednesday on ABC's "The View." It's unclear she could qualify for the Green Party nomination or pull a significant share of voters if she did run.

That hasn't calmed Democrats having flashbacks to 2016. Trump was able to win in part because those who disapproved of him in a handful of battleground states split their votes between Clinton and third-party candidates.

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