FILE - In this April 21, 2006 file photo, Tulsi Gabbard is seen on a beach near Waikiki in Honolulu. After more than a decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, dozens of military veteran

 

              FILE - In this April 21, 2006 file photo, Tulsi Gabbard is seen on a beach near Waikiki in Honolulu. After more than a decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, dozens of military veteran
FILE - In this April 21, 2006 file photo, Tulsi Gabbard is seen on a beach near Waikiki in Honolulu. After more than a decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, dozens of military veterans _ Republicans and Democrats _ are running for Congress this election year as voters have shown a fresh enthusiasm for candidates with no elected experience. This year, as the military has opened more jobs to women closer to the front lines, several of those veterans are females with battlefield scars and pioneering accomplishments. (AP Photo/Lucy Pemoni, File)