TULSI TAKES THE LEAD! Since VoteVets Action Fund Ad, Poll Shows 45% Swing in Tulsi's Favor

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Honolulu, HI - A new Merriman River Group poll released today shows Iraq War Veteran Tulsi Gabbard has taken between a 1-to-4 point lead in her primary race for Congress from Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District.  That represents a 45 point swing since the first round of polling, which occurred before the national progressive Veterans group, VoteVets Action Fund, aired three weeks of television advertisements, at a total of $120,000.  Those ads were the first independent expenditure ads in the race.

"There is no question that the more people get to know Tulsi and her amazing biography, the more they like her," said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets.org.  "She has worked tirelessly to introduce herself to the people of the district.  We're pleased that we could also play a part in asking people to take a look at her amazing record of service.  It's very clear from this polling that when people get to know what Tulsi is about, they like her as much as her fellow Hawaii veterans do."

The ad, which was run by VoteVets Action Fund, can be found here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82hbkxix9ws

The new Merriman Poll, conducted twice in two weeks for Honolulu Civil Beat showed leads of 35-31 and 34-33 for Gabbard over former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann.  More information about the poll can be found here:  http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2012/06/18/16046-civil-beat-poll-stunning-turnaround-in-hawaiis-cd2-race/

Founded in 2006,  and backed by over 100,000 members, the mission of VoteVets.org is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home.  VoteVets.org also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives.   VoteVets.org is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America.  While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.

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