Kamala Harris to announce 2020 presidential bid

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"I'm not saying that about myself, but I am saying that about the capacity of the American public", Harris said in response to View co-host Abby Huntsman's question on whether the country was ready for the first woman of color president following President Donald Trump's administration.

Harris ― who was promoting her new book The Truths We Hold: An American Journey ― refused to be speculate on reports that she will announce her candidacy on Martin Luther King Day.

Harris has not given any strong indications that she is eyeing a 2020 run, recently telling the media that she would make a decision soon but not elaborating any further.

While Harris has not confirmed plans to run, she is widely considered to be a potential 2020 candidate, along with Sen.

Day in a rally in her hometown of Oakland.

Harris risks appearing indecisive, or worse, disingenuous, if she holds off on announcing her decision much longer, warns veteran Democratic strategist Darry Sragow, the publisher of the nonpartisan California Target Book, who teaches political science at USC.

"There are so many myths that we still are challenged with", she continued.

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She has been reported putting together the logistics of the campaign such as selecting a site for her announcement, the headquarters and the personnel.

"Despite a woman's role in the world, there are still certain myths of what a woman can and cannot do, Harris said, citing her mother. I frankly think it's good for the country", Harris said.

A book tour and a flurry of TV appearances enable the California senator to launch a campaign on her own terms. She also spent heavily to build out her digital campaign infrastructure and cultivate supporters online.

Last week, the Massachusetts Democrat became the most prominent person yet to take steps toward a presidential run by forming an exploratory committee.

"He ran as the law-and-order president", Elleithee said of Trump. She has a real chance, and I'll be rooting for her.

"When we had the 2016 elections, it was at the height of Ferguson and Baltimore, and we still didn't have serious engagement with criminal justice reform", said Phillip Atiba Goff, the president of the Center for Policing Equity, referring to the protests that followed the deaths of black men at the hands of police officers in Missouri and Maryland. "Being able to go toe-to-toe with him on law and order in a smarter way, I think, is going to be important".

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