California Sen. Kamala Harris Makes It Official: Announces White House Run
Senator Harris is only the second black women to ever run for the presidential nomination of a major political party in history. Her announcement comes more than 47 years after NY Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm announced her candidacy for president in an attempt to unseat Richard Nixon in 1972.
By James DiGeorgia
California’s Junior Senator Kamala Harris, 54, launched her White House bid on what would have been the 90th birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. via a video in which she her portrayed herself as a fighter for justice, decency and equality…
"They're the values we as Americans cherish, and they're all on the line now."
"The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values."
Harris plans a formal campaign launch in Oakland on Jan. 27, and has decided the forgo the formality of launching an exploratory committee
Harris, is the daughter of immigrant parents, is one of several women that will make up what is expected to be a crowded Democratic field of candidate for President. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar and Hawaii Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard, who is the first Hindu to run for President from a major U.S. political party.
The field of candidates are also expected to include Senators Cory Booker, Sherrod Brown, Bernie Sanders, former Housing and Human Services Secretary Julian Castro, former Vice President Biden, former NYC Mayor Bloomberg and others.
Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Ahrens commenting on Harris’ announcement described her as "unqualified" and "out-of-touch"…
"Her hometown paper says she was a bad manager as attorney general, and all she has to show for her brief time in the Senate is a radically liberal voting record.”
The bottom line is that President Trump is going to face the possibility of running against a tough and aggressive Democrat female for president which he has shown recently with Speaker of the House Pelosi that he does not know how to negotiate with and interact on a daily basis. Could the Democrats have found one of Trump’s Achilles Heels?