FILE - This Sept. 4, 2012 file photo, Hawaii House candidate Tulsi 

FILE - This Sept. 4, 2012 file photo, Hawaii House candidate Tulsi Gabbard is applauded by women House members at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Gabbard is the first Hindu elected to Congress. Rep. Ami Bera of California, also a Democrat, is the third Indian-American to serve in the House. Gabbard, however, isn’t from India, where Hinduism originated and the background shared by the vast majority of its adherents have ethnic ties. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
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FILE - This Sept. 4, 2012 file photo, Hawaii House candidate Tulsi Gabbard is applauded by women House members at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Gabbard is the first Hindu elected to Congress. Rep. Ami Bera of California, also a Democrat, is the third Indian-American to serve in the House. Gabbard, however, isn’t from India, where Hinduism originated and the background shared by the vast majority of its adherents have ethnic ties. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
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