Kamala Harris "I’m Running For President" Future of Democracy Is At Stake

Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif. speaks at Vote For Justice An Evening of Empowerment with activists and artists at the Newseum in May 2018
Senator Kamala Harris Officially Announces Her Candidacy for President
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23 January, 2019

While her campaign kickoff focused on so-called unity and justice, bumper stickers, and platitudes, her comments as a sitting senator have been some of the most despicable in Washington.

"I'm running for president of the United States and I'm very excited about it", she said with a grin. She hopes she can build momentum heading into the SC primary, where she has a strong chance if she is able to consolidate the African-American vote that dominates the Democratic primary electorate. She lacks a paper trail on economic issues important to many on the left, leaving her vulnerable to competitors like Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA, whose calls to curb income inequality and Wall Street influence date back decades. Amy Klobuchar, former Texas Rep.

The men considering a run have been slower to enter, with only a few major contenders taking formal steps. In intimate encounters that often brought them to tears, numerous women who approached Harris in Iowa told the former prosecutor about their own struggles with sexual harassment and sexual assault and said she spoke for them with her tough questions during the judiciary committee hearing.

Harris said that regardless of where Americans live or their racial background, most can find common ground on different issues.

Harris could also have a geographical advantage, as California is moving its primary up to March 3, 2020.

"At least in the Democratic party, it's a great benefit to be a woman candidate these days", Walters said. "They're the values we as Americans cherish, and they're all on the line now", Harris says in the video.

Even if Harris' choice for her first speech does not alienate millions of Americans, her policies and her history will. I describe myself as a proud American. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro formally declared a presidential run last week, as well, and several other Democrats have announced or indicated they'll run, too.

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Other possible contenders include Sens. 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. Of course she inked her false narrative in a new book "The Truths We Hold" which should be called "the hypocrisy we practice".

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, a top advocate for impeaching Mr. Trump, took his name out of the running this month, as did Sen.

What are Harris' chances against Trump?

Others have started to test-drive their messages.

"I was raised that, when you see a problem, you don't complain about it, you go and do something about it", she said on "Good Morning America" on January 8. "We have a president intentionally, purposely, is trying to divide us up by the color of our skin, by our gender, by the country we came from, by our religion".

Kamala Harris, after announcing her plans to enter the race for the White House, posted a childhood picture with her mother saying "Thinking of my mother today".

In purely numerical terms, the Democratic field is starting to resemble the Republican gaggle of 17 candidates that ran for the GOP nomination in 2016 when NY businessman Donald Trump, rather unexpectedly, clambered over the likes of Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and others to win the party ticket to face Hillary Clinton.


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