Politics

On 21 Jan 2019, Kamala Harris announced on Twitter that she is running for President of the United States. This page offers some basic information about Harris.

Links

Quotes

  • “We have to be joyful warriors.” ~ Kamala Harris on The Ellen Show, 5 Apr 2018 [view]

Articles

The articles below are listed in chronological order with the most recent at the top.

  • GQ, 28 Jan 2019. “5 Tough Questions Kamala Harris’s Campaign Will Have to Answer” by Jay Willis. Excerpt: “In the lead-up to 2020, GQ will be examining the front-runners vying for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. First up: The junior senator from California, whose career as a prosecutor has made her a feared interrogator in Washington—but also raises some red flags.” [More…]
  • VOX, 21 Jan 2019 at 7:59 AM EST. “Kamala Harris announces her historic 2020 presidential campaign” by Li Zhou. Excerpt: “Kamala Harris, a California lawmaker and longtime prosecutor, just announced that she’s running for the Democratic nomination for president, becoming the third sitting senator to make her 2020 ambitions official. Harris would be the first African-American woman and the first Asian-American woman to be a major-party nominee for president if she ultimately secures the Democratic nomination. With her announcement, she joins trailblazers including Shirley Chisholm and Carol Moseley Braun, two African-American women who previously vied for the Democratic ticket.”
  • NPR, 21 Jan 2019 at 7:32 AM ET. “Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Candidacy” by Scott Detrow and Jessica Taylor. Excerpt: “California Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president in 2020. The first-term Democratic senator made the announcement on ABC’s Good Morning America Monday morning. The 54-year-old Harris has been seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party even before she won a Senate seat in 2016. She received national attention as San Francisco district attorney before being elected California attorney general in 2010.”

Campaign Videos

The videos below are listed in chronological order with the most recent at the top. News and commentary videos are found further down on this page.

“America’s Promise” (26 Jan 2019)

News and Commentary Videos

The videos below are listed in chronological order with the most recent at the top.

The View (12 Feb 2019)

CNN (28 Jan 2019)

Newly declared presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, who served as San Francisco’s district attorney and California’s attorney general, defends her record on criminal justice as progressive Democrats have criticized her for being a part of the “tough on crime” era.

During a CNN town hall in Iowa, when Democratic presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris was asked how she will stay on message in a debate with President Donald Trump, she stated she will “speak like a leader” rather than “inciting fear.”

During a CNN town hall in Iowa, Democratic presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris criticized President Donald Trump’s proposal for a wall along the US-Mexico border, saying she would never support one even if a deal included protection for DACA recipients.

MSNBC (28 Jan 2019)

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., kicked off her 2020 presidential bid Sunday during a campaign rally in Oakland outside of City Hall. The Morning Joe panel discusses Harris’ rally and an announcement from former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz he was running in 2020.

ABC News (21 Jan 2019)

The former Attorney General of California, who has been in the Senate for two years, discusses why she wants to be the next president.

CNN (21 Jan 2019)

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has entered the 2020 presidential race. CNN’s Kyung Lah has the latest.

Fox Business (21 Jan 2019)

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Sen. Kamala Harris’ presidential bid and the expanding Democratic field in the 2020 presidential race.

MSNBC (21 Jan 2019)

On Monday, January 21, 2019 — MLK Day — Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., announces she is running for president in 2020. The panel discusses.

New York Times (21 Jan 2019)

Senator Kamala Harris, Democrat of California, is joining the race for the White House. Ms. Harris becomes the fourth woman currently serving in Congress to announce her presidential ambitions.

MSNBC (11 Jan 2019)

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., joins Morning Joe to discuss the continued border crisis, government shutdown, her potential political plans and her two new books ‘The Truths We Hold’ and ‘Superheroes Are Everywhere.’

Stephen Colbert (10 Jan 2019)

‘The Truths We Hold: An American Journey’ author and Senator Kamala Harris makes a guarantee about Trump’s border wall.

The View (8 Jan 2019)

The Ellen Show (5 Apr 2018)

Ellen asked California Senator Kamala Harris some tough questions, including whether she’s planning to run for president in 2020.

Criticism from Progressives

Although Kamala Harris is considered left of center politically by many people, some progressives on the left will feel she isn’t progressive enough. These concerns are explained in the videos below.

The Young Turks (22 Jan 2019)

A deep look into the Senator’s voting record and history. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.