Sen. Kamala Harris Is Running For President
California Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president in 2020. The first-term Democratic senator made the announcement on Good Morning America Monday morning. She stated,
“I love my country, and this is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to fight for the best of who we are”.
See clips from her announcement below.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 21, 2019
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 21, 2019
A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the 32nd Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2017, and as District Attorney of San Francisco from 2004 to 2010. In January 2019, Harris published a memoir, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.
Born in Oakland, California, Harris is a graduate of Howard University and University of California, Hastings College of the Law. In the 1990s, Harris worked in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the City Attorney of San Francisco’s office. In 2004, Harris was elected District Attorney of San Francisco.
Harris was narrowly elected as California’s Attorney General in 2010 and reelected in 2014 by a wide margin. On November 8, 2016, she defeated Loretta Sanchez in the 2016 Senate election to succeed outgoing Senator Barbara Boxer, becoming California’s third female U.S. Senator and the first of either Indian or Jamaican descent.
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