Democratic U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, of Hawaii, will run for president in 2020.

Gabbard broke the news Friday to CNN's Van Jones.

She promised a formal announcement would be made in the near future.

The Hawaii congresswoman's name has been tossed around in recent weeks as a possible Democratic contender.

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California Sen. Kamala Harris and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren are also planning to run.

Gabbard is a major in the Army National Guard. She has served two tours of duty in the Middle East.

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