US SENATOR Kamala Harris is running for US President against Donald Trump in 2020. This is what you need to know about the potential 2020 candidate. Who is Kamala Harris? Kamala Harris is an American attorney and politician who is currently serving as the junior US Senator for California since 2017. The 54-year-old was born in Oakland, California and is a member of the Democratic Party.She is married to Douglas Emhoff who is also a lawyer. The couple reportedly met on a blind date after a set up by a close friend of Harris. Emhoff is currently a California attorney at Venable LLp. Harris previously served as the 32nd Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2017, and as District Attorney of San Francisco from 2004 to 2010.Harris graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC and got her law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. After graduating, she worked in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and the City Attorney of San Francisco's … [Read more...] about Who is Kamala Harris? Potential Democrat 2020 nominee and California senator
Who is kamala harris
Sen. Kamala Harris brought one very bold idea to the CNN Town Hall on Monday: a pledge to use her executive authority to toughen an array of gun laws (near-universal background checks, revocation of licenses from dealers and manufacturers who break the law, prohibition of sales to fugitives) if Congress does not act within 100 days of her inauguration. But the California Democrat’s clear positions on guns and impeachment (Congress should take steps toward it) were accompanied by decided waffling on other issues. She invoked version of the phrases “we need to have that conversation” or “we need to study that” on questions about allowing murderers, terrorists and other felons to vote from prison, lowering the voting age to 16, providing reparations for slavery and forgiving student debt (as Sen. Elizabeth Warren has proposed). None of those questions should have been a surprise. The rap on Harris has long been that she tends to be too cautious. Her … [Read more...] about Is Kamala Harris too cautious? Let’s have that conversation
Good morning. (If you don’t already get California Today by email, here’s the sign-up .) In case you haven’t noticed, the field of Democratic candidates for president next year has gotten a little crowded. According to this handy Times candidate tracker, 16 Democrats have jumped into the race already, and three more, including Joe Biden, are likely to join. That’s a lot of candidates to keep track of — and since California’s presidential primary is now on March 3 instead of in June, the 14 million people eligible to vote in the Democratic primary here have an even louder voice than they’ve had in years. I checked in with Karen Skelton, a Democratic consultant based in Sacramento, to see how she thought things were shaking out so far. “I’m actually mesmerized by the possibilities in front of us,” she said, “because it’s such a big state and we haven’t gone early for so long.” That means, she … [Read more...] about Is Kamala Harris California’s Presidential Front-Runner?
Los Angeles Times: In Kamala Harris, a sequel to Ronald Reagan? So they’re from the same state, but that’s about it. Obviously, a sequel suggests more of the same, not the exact opposite. It's like asking if Green Book is a sequel to Star Wars. On Sunday, Times reporter Mark Z. Barabak noted the obvious – “The differences are stark” – but he’s theorizing that both ably represent what the state was and now is: Reagan was a son of the American heartland, a California transplant, a Republican anointed by Southern California’s conservative establishment. Harris is a California native, the daughter of immigrants — her father from Jamaica, her mother from India — and a Democrat steeped in the liberalism of the San Francisco Bay Area. Together, they bookend 40 years of dramatic political and demographic transformation in their home state (along with five more “Star Wars” sequels). In their own way, Reagan and … [Read more...] about Dumb Question, Los Angeles Times: Is Kamala Harris ‘A Sequel to Ronald Reagan’?
Who is Kamala Harris and why is she a big deal in California politics? California's attorney general announced Tuesday that she'll seek the Senate seat of retiring Democrat Barbara Boxer. Here are some things about Harris to know: Three "firsts" Harris hit three political milestones as state attorney general. She is the first woman, first African American and first Asian American to serve in the post. Dr. Shyamala Gopalan, Harris' mother who died in 2009, was born in India. Donald Harris, the Democrat's father, immigrated from Jamaica and taught economics at Stanford University. Bay Area base Harris was born in Oakland, and her political base is in the San Francisco Bay Area, California's liberal stronghold. Boxer and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California's senior senator, are both from the Bay Area. Harris got her start as a prosecutor on child sexual assault cases in the Alameda County district attorney's office, before being elected district attorney of San Francisco in … [Read more...] about Seven things to know about Kamala Harris