Kamala Harris is running for president in 2020. Here's everything we know about the candidate and how she stacks up against the competition.

Who is Kamala Harris? Current job: US Senator from California.Running for president of the United States as a Democratic candidate. Age: 54 Family: Harris is married to lawyer Douglas Emhoff. Hometown: Oakland, California Political party: Democratic Previous jobs: Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2017. San Francisco District Attorney from 2004 to 2011. Who is Kamala Harris’ direct competition […]

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Joe Biden holds his big lead, and Kamala Harris slides: Here are the latest 2020 Democratic primary polls

Joe Biden maintains a lead in the vast majority of state and national 2020 Democratic presidential primary polls.  Kamala Harris has seen her standing fall after a surge following the first debate in June.  Biden's lead in the key early nominating states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina is smaller than his advantage nationwide. Through all of the […]

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Who’s Afraid of Tulsi Gabbard?

“It just shows,” says Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, “that launching a smear campaign is the only response to the truth.” Gabbard, 38, burst into headlines after a July 31 Democratic Party presidential debate, when she went after California Senator Kamala Harris’s record as Attorney General of the State of California. The “smear campaign” refers to the bizarre avalanche of negative […]

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Kamala Harris' appeal soars as Joe Biden's shrivels after their contentious Democratic debate

Sen. Kamala Harris is seeing a big boost in the polls following her contentious exchange at last week’s Democratic presidential debate with formerVice President Joe Biden, whose approval rating has simultaneously taken a hit. The percentage of likely Democratic primary voters who would be “satisfied” with Harris as their party’s 2020 nominee jumped 13 points, to 64% from 51%, among […]

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Kamala Harris Set To Raise Money With Former Wells Fargo Executive

A former Wells Fargo executive who defended the bank during its massive fake accounts scandal is hosting a fundraiser for Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign on Saturday, according to an invitation obtained by HuffPost.  The former executive, Miguel Bustos, worked from 2013 to 2017 as Wells Fargo’s senior vice president of government and community relations, where he oversaw […]

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The winners and losers from 2 nights of sparring at the Democratic debates in Miami

The first debate among the Democrats eager to take on President Donald Trump is done. The two-day audition to be the party’s nominee in 2020 were shaped by policy disagreements, generational contrasts and gender divides. There were candidates talking over each other, technical difficulties, and even an odd fashion choice. Here are the winners and losers of the debate: Winners: Sen. […]

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‘America, we are better than this’: Kamala Harris launches presidential campaign

OAKLAND, Calif. – Kamala Harris’ background as a prosecutor has shaped her first two years in the U.S. Senate, and she plays off it in her campaign slogan, “For the people.’’ That theme was a frequent talking point during Sunday’s 35-minute address in her native Oakland, such as when the first female attorney general in California history said, “In my whole […]

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Kamala Harris Will Not Accept Corporate PAC Money In Her Presidential Bid

California Democrat Senator Kamala Harris, who officially launched her 2020 White House bid on Monday, made it clear that she will not accept money from corporate political action committees (PACs) during her presidential campaign. Her official election campaign website specifies, “Kamala Harris For The People is not accepting contributions from corporate, business, law firm or trade association PACs; federally registered […]

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Everything we wrote on today’s Kavanaugh hearing, all in one place

On Thursday, a soft-spoken Christine Blasey Ford and a defiant Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Ford’s claim that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her some 35 years ago.  She’s 100 percent certain. He vehemently denies her claims. The committee is scheduled to make their decision Friday. Welcome to The Short List. We’re reporter Josh Hafner and editor Mabinty […]

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