Harris emerges as frontrunner to oust Trump as rivals circle

Faith Castro
January 29, 2019

"I'm running for president because I love my country".

Harris, who has been compared to Barack Obama, launched her presidential bid to high emotion in her hometown of Oakland on Sunday local time.

Moderator Jake Tapper later asked Harris if she would support trading permanent DACA protections for wall funding.

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"And I think it's great that we have four maybe five women running for president because it's wonderful for America to see what American leadership looks like in all its forms", she added.

Several other presidential hopefuls, including Sen. She did say, "My mother used to have a saying".

Harris, a former prosecutor and attorney general in California, chose her slogan because "Kamala Harris, for the people" was the phrase she would say in court.

At various points during her speech, Ms. Harris took on the Donald Trump administration and its narratives about America. As The Guardian noted, if that number is accurate, it would mean that Harris drew an even bigger crowd at her presidential campaign launch than Barack Obama did when he announced his own run for president in IL in 2017 to an estimated 15,000-strong crowd.

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Heavyweights Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and Beto O'Rourke are also reportedly weighing up a run, with the field expected to eventually include around a dozen candidates.

Harris' first news conference as a candidate was on the campus of Howard University, the historically black college in the nation's capital that she attended as an undergraduate.

Harris, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, said that as she and her sister, Maya Harris, grew up in the East Bay they were "raised by a community with a deep belief in the promise of our country, and a deep understanding of the parts of that promise that still remain unfulfilled".

"I've been consistent my whole career", she said in response to a question that asked her to address her "contradictory past".

"And let's speak the biggest truth, the biggest truth of all: In the face of powerful forces trying to sow hate and division among us, the truth is that as Americans we have much more in common than what separates us". We are going to have to learn to deal with her.

The Free Beacon notes that Harris, "who was just a few years out of law school and working at the Alameda County district attorney's office", had her career boosted by Brown "to two well-paid posts on California state commissions and later helped her in her first election".

She also gets a boost from having California as her home state.

Since 2017, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, Sen.

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