Scratch all the talk that Tulsi Gabbard might challenge Brian Schatz for his U.S. Senate seat in 2016.
Schatz, the senator from Hawaii, is co-hosting a fundraiser for the representative of Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District next month.
It’s scheduled for April 10 in Kailua at the beachfront Lanikai home of Elizabeth Grossman, who is also hosting the fundraiser.
Federal Election Commission records show that an Elizabeth Rice Grossman with a Kailua address has given generously to Gabbard, Schatz and other political candidates in recent years.
A third fundraiser co-host, Linda Wong, is also identified by FEC records as a big contributor to Schatz, Gabbard and other candidates.
The fundraiser’s special guest is Rep. Joe Kennedy III, the Democrat from Massachusetts and grandson of Bobby Kennedy.
Suggested donation levels start at $500 and run to $2,700, according to a solicitation on her campaign website, votetulsi.com, that was emailed to supporters this week.
Messages Saturday to Andy Winer, Schatz’s chief of staff and the top strategist behind Schatz’s 2014 election to the Senate, and to the Gabbard camp, were not immediately returned.
Gabbard, in her second two-year term, was unopposed in the 2014 Democratic primary and defeated her Republican and Libertarian opponents in a landslide in the general election.
The April fundraiser falls one day after Gabbard’s expected wedding to cinematographer Abraham Williams and two days before Gabbard’s 34th birthday.
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