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Kamala Harris Rumored to Announce 2020 Campaign Early Next Year

Kamala Harris Rumored to Announce 2020 Campaign Early Next Year

The latest Beltway scuttlebutt is that Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) will kick off her 2020 presidential bid early next year, following the release of her book which is due out in January. The NYT reports that the Harris camp has already started reaching out to potential campaign staff members who could manage fundraising operations and a strategy for amassing convention delegates over a long primary. Harris has also been courting Democrats in the states that begin the nominating process, such as former Governor of Iowa and previous Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as well as former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges. Her sister, Maya Harris, is also working behind the scenes. The former top advisor to Hillary Clinton has already been quietly gauging the intentions of some influential Democrats in order to have an early roster of supporters ready, according to the NYT. Harris made history as the first African American woman and the first Indian American woman to represent California in the Senate. Given the role women of color played in helping to elect a record number of diverse members of Congress and deliver control of the House back to Democrats, Harris may get a healthy amount of enthusiasm in the months ahead. More here.

Alex Acosta on Shortlist for Attorney General

Alex Acosta on Shortlist for Attorney General

What We’ve Learned from Michelle Obama’s Becoming

What We’ve Learned from Michelle Obama’s Becoming