Harris emerges as frontrunner to oust Trump as rivals circle

Kenny Tucker
January 30, 2019

Harris, a first-term US senator from California who announced her candidacy last Monday, rallied thousands of supporters at the Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, her hometown and where she served as a prosecutor before becoming the state attorney general.

"It's a flawed system". And at a town hall event last night, Sen.

"You can be in favor of the Second Amendment and also understand that there is no reason in a civil society that we have assault weapons around communities that can kill babies and police officers", she said.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. She was animated as she answered questions about gun violence, health care, climate change and other issues.

"If Kamala Harris wants people who care about dismantling mass incarceration and correcting miscarriages of justice to vote for her she needs to radically break with her past", wrote Prof Bazleoni.

Harris's father is from Jamaica and her mother is Indian. As for the NRA, which awards her a 7 percent rating, she acknowledged that its influence was "real" but also suggested that its power has been overstated, making the organization a "paper tiger".

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Forty percent of Democrats said it would be a good thing, while only 34 percent said it would be a bad thing.

MA senator Elizabeth Warren and South Bend Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg have announced exploratory committees - used to determine whether a potential candidate should run for office.

"I've heard people say - when I ran and ran as the first woman who would win - [people would say] 'People aren't ready, ' 'Oh it's not your time, ' 'Nobody like you has done that before, '" Harris told the audience.

Harris, 54, and Schultz, 65, join several candidate already in the race, including Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, New York's Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, House Democrat Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Obama-era housing secretary Julian Castro of Texas. Bernie Sanders is one of them.

Klein said he thinks the 2020 election will be a referendum on President Trump. "Senator Gillibrand from NY is another one". "But I will always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect". She will not vote for a wall on the southern border "under any circumstances;" wants a new national paid paternal leave entitlement; and has endorsed the "Green New Deal" popularized by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. - a set of policies that would reduce the American economy to agrarian subsistence by ending the free market system.

Trump, clearly aware that a Schultz run could help the sitting president, appear to seek to goad him into the race, declaring the coffee king "doesn't have the "guts" to run for President!"

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