Kamala Harris likely to announce run for president around MLK Day

Lawrence Kim
January 12, 2019

Kamala Harris has made a decision to seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, sources close to her told KCBS Radio.

Ms. Harris argued that Democrats should not cave to those sorts of tactics.

Harris, who is among the most anticipated of the potential Democratic challengers to Trump, has chose to run and will make her announcement on or near the Martin Luther King holiday, CBS News reported Thursday. "Don't drag this out", said Democratic strategist Darry Sragow.

Advisers to Harris do not want to link the senator too closely to San Francisco, but they still prefer the Bay Area to be the backdrop for her rally, per CBS' reporting.

If all goes as planned, per the source to CBS News, the announcement will come from Oakland, where Harris was born.

Though California is Harris' home state, her team wants to locate its headquarters on the East Coast, near the major cable news outlets and within quicker flying distance to some of the early Midwestern and East Coast primaries and caucuses, such as Iowa, New Hampshire and SC.

One source told Roll Call that Baltimore, with its three nearby airports and close proximity to Washington, stands atop the shortlist.

Team Harris wants to be able to fly in and out of various states on short notice. "Those are the kinds of people who we are as a country". Harris has been on a media tour lately to promote her new book, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey - appearing on The View, Good Morning America, CNN and elsewhere - but she declined to announce officially when asked if she will pursue the Oval Office.

"The irony here is that this president is talking about a wall because this is going to keep out so-called terrorists - which we know is not true - in the interest of public safety when each day he's choking the actual people who are responsible for public safety", Harris said.

Harris, who is of mixed African American and Indian American heritage, had indicated earlier she would decide about the run during the past holidays. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and former Texas Rep.

After the Sacramento Bee "inquired about a $400,000 harassment and retaliation settlement resulting from his time working for Harris at the California Department of Justice", Wallace quickly resigned from his post early last month.

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