Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris Says She Will Run for President in 2020


"I am running for president of the United States".

"The future of our country depends on you and millions or others, lifting our voices to fight for our American values", she says.

'I'm running for president of the United States. The video revealed she will formally launch her campaign at an Oakland rally on Sunday, January 27. A career prosecutor, Harris has spent her career fighting on behalf of the people - taking on big banks on behalf of homeowners, pharmaceutical companies on behalf of patients and consumers, and for-profit colleges on behalf of students. "When you break things, it is painful. You pay your money, you get in the game and you hope you win", Walters told FOX40.

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at a 1964 press conference about the movement he led until his 1968 assassination. Harris will attend the Pink Ice Gala in Columbia, S.C., which is hosted by a SC chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, which Harris pledged as an undergraduate student at Howard University.

The jockeying comes more than a year before the Democratic primaries begin in Iowa in February 2020.

Harris launched her presidential bid as the USA observes what would have been the 90th birthday of the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

With other candidates coming out and apologizing for their past slights against the LGBTQ community, it's possible Harris will ultimately have something to say about that choice, especially considering how strong her record is otherwise.

In the Senate she has earned a reputation for sharp questioning and a sceptical approach to Trump Administration officials. She said she was obligated to defend the state's positions as attorney general and that "unfortunately" she was sometimes forced to take stances "contrary to my beliefs".

"I have the unique experience of having been a leader in local government, state government and federal government", she said. "It makes me nervous". She's a champion of civil rights and women's rights and can use her wonderful prosecutor skills to poke holes in all of Trump's lies just as she did with Kavanaugh.

Harris may also have California rivals to fend off in Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Representative Eric Swalwell, whose district is in the Bay Area, both of whom are considering 2020 runs. "Her name ID is not very high", Sanders said. Her father became an economics professor at Stanford University.

Her initial foray into Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, a school for native French-speakers, was a challenge: "I used to joke that I felt like a duck, because all day long at our new school I'd be saying, 'Quoi?" If you look at Warren's last Senate campaign, as Nathaniel Rakich recently did for FiveThirtyEight, and compare her performance to Hillary Clinton's in 2016, she looks stronger in "Obama-Trump" regions of the state - relatively downscale white towns in western MA - and relatively less-well in the "Romney-Clinton" elite suburbs. Eric Swalwell and former attorney general Eric Holder.

Her tenure as attorney general was marked by efforts to protect consumers and fight sexual trafficking. She's going to ask tough questions.

The former prosecutor chose yellow and red for her campaign logo in a nod to Chisholm's bid for president with its red and yellow campaign buttons. Let's do this together: For ourselves, for our kids, for our country, ' the Senator said in her announcement video. And some of her California colleagues may support one of her out-of-state rivals.

"There is a lot of work to do, but to suggest it's one or the other, I don't buy that", she said.

Harris is married to Doug Emhoff, a media, entertainment and intellectual property partner with two children from his earlier marriage. Elizabeth Warren of MA and Sen.

In addition to Harris, Warren, Gabbard, and Gillibrand, Julián Castro, Rep. John Delaney, and Richard Ojeda have all officially announced their 2020 presidential campaigns for the Democratic Party's nomination. I've argued before that the MA senator is the best candidate to carry that banner, which she has already been waving in Iowa and New Hampshire, as well as the best choice to lead the party. "The strength and confidence she exudes and her formidable record as a prosecutor are exactly what the Democrats need in a nominee". She is even facing opposition for not being progressive enough.

Harris has played a prominent role as Washington confronted the #MeToo movement, and was among the first senators to call on Senator Al Franken to resign a year ago amid allegations of misconduct. The campaign will be based in Baltimore, with a second office in Oakland.

In September, she was among a handful of Democrats who aggressively questioned Kavanaugh at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing about his views on abortion and on the special counsel probe into potential Russian meddling in the 2016 election.