A Thursday morning report by KCBS radio said that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is planning to announce a 2020 presidential run.
“Sen. Kamala Harris has decided to run for president in 2020 and will announce her candidacy on or around Martin Luther King Jr. Day, probably at a campaign rally in Oakland, sources close to the freshman senator from California tell KCBS Radio,” the radio station said.
Harris will be entering what is certain to be a crowded Democratic primary field, which Big League Politics has followed closely. We reported:
As rumors swirl that Biden is preparing a 2020 presidential run, it looks as if he has been planning such a run for a while.
“Biden reported expenses marked as ‘digital consulting,’ ‘website development’ and ’email services,’” the reports said. “Much of that business went to Blue State Digital, a firm founded by former campaign staff to President Barack Obama.”
An early Harvard/Harris poll had Biden leading a Democratic field, trailed closely by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and failed U.S. Senate candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke. Lagging behind in what will be a crowded field were Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Elizabeth Warren, (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).
Since the poll was released, several other Democrats have publicly toyed with the idea of making a 2020 run. former Obama Housing Czar and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has formed an exploratory committee, the first official step towards running for president. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), famous for threatening to nuke American citizens if they rebelled against gun control laws, has openly discussed running. So has Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). Actress Angelina Jolie did not rule out a potential run, either.
Still, when polled more recently, Democrats preferred an unnamed potential candidate over any of the names mentioned.
Huge Democartic Party donor Tom Steyer announced Wednesday that he will not seek election to the highest office in the land.
Harris visited battleground state Iowa in October, where she saw a sad crowd turnout. Only about 70 people attended her event. She is known for joking about killing President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Michael R. Pence on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and for her despicable treatment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during the Democratic Party circus that was his confirmation process.
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