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