Harris (shown above right) officially kicked off her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination over the weekend.
Her choice of Oakland for her campaign launch was both biographical and symbolic.
One prominent Californian, outspoken Congressman Ted Lieu, has already endorsed Harris, describing her as "the person we need to move America forward".
Shortly after announcing her candidacy on Martin Luther King Jr. Recent polls show those three men would enter the race at or near the top of a growing Democratic field.
Kamala Harris had some "very harsh" words for members of Congress who, she said, had "failed to act" again and again on gun control. Brown was also reportedly key to helping Harris gain the support of wealthy campaign donors during her run for San Francisco district attorney in the early 2000's.
As a lawyer, and a fellow black woman who grew up horrified by the lack of compassion and consciousness within the American criminal justice system, I wholeheartedly identify with Harris' mission to attend law school as a path to become a voice for the voiceless and vulnerable; sometimes, in order to most effectively change a corrupt system, it's best to tackle it from the inside.More news: Tiger Woods denied slice of pizza at Farmers Insurance coverage Open
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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is "running to finish what" former President Barack Obama started in her 2020 presidential bid by pledging the "fantasy" of free Medicare for All, Fox News host Laura Ingraham warned Monday night on "The Ingraham Angle".
Harris is among the first major Democrats to jump into what is expected to be a crowded 2020 presidential contest.
Harris's father is from Jamaica and her mother is Indian. If she ultimately wins the White House she would be the first African-American woman and first person of Asian descent to be president. And enthusiasm behind efforts to curb gun violence found an example in Lucy McBath, who lost her 17-year-old son in a shooting in 2012.
Early on in her speech, Ms. Harris invoked memories of her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, a biologist who immigrated to the USA from Chennai.
Perhaps most important, as Democrats weigh their options in the 2020 field, she made a succinct case for why she believes she would be the strongest candidate to take on Trump and not get "caught up in his insane", as one questioner put it. But he took a traditional approach with his first 2019 landing in Iowa as a likely presidential candidate. She reportedly drew more than 20,000 people to the event. "Her multi-ethnic and multi-racial background I think is a big calling card".
Later, at a Des Moines brew pub, Hickenlooper mingled with patrons and potential supporters. She also said that, as president, she would "always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect". He's booked for Thursday as part of a "Dignity of Work" tour that he plans to begin on Wednesday in his home state.