Published: Wed, January 30, 2019
Medical | By Mark Scott

Democrat hopes to extend her unbeaten run to presidential race

Democrat hopes to extend her unbeaten run to presidential race

When questions began to swirl over her impartiality, Harris has become keen to distance herself from the former mayor.

Trump, clearly aware that a Schultz run could help the sitting president, appear to seek to goad him into the race, declaring the coffee king "doesn't have the "guts" to run for President!"

Harris, 54, and Schultz, 65, join several candidate already in the race, including Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, New York's Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, House Democrat Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Obama-era housing secretary Julian Castro of Texas.

He argued that the Democratic progressive platform of providing Medicare, free college education and jobs for everyone is costly and as "false as President Trump telling the American people when he was running for president that the Mexicans were going to pay for the wall".

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris defended positions she took as California's attorney general that are unpopular with some Democrats, saying they reflected her duty as the state's top law enforcement officer. That's more than former President Barack Obama had at his first rally back when he launched in his campaign back in 2007.

Michael Ahrens, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, called it "fitting" that Harris chose "the most liberal district in deep-blue California to launch her campaign". "A lot of people thought she should have run four years ago and she decided not to", he explained.

"I have also worked my whole career to reform the criminal justice system, understanding, to your point, that it is deeply flawed".

Over 90 percent of American prosecutors are white, and over 80 percent of them are male, which means that Harris is in rare company as a black woman enforcer of the law. She reportedly drew more than 20,000 people to the event.

Harris also did not shy away from taking on Trump directly, saying the US welcomes refugees and calling the wall that Trump wants to build at the southern border a "medieval vanity project" that would not actually stop transnational gangs, which she noted she battled as state attorney general. "My mother used to say, "Don't sit around and complain about things, do something", Ms. Harris said. I will lead with integrity. Tell me again how I can't "afford" to lose private for-profit healthcare, Billionaire. Senators Elizabeth Warren, of MA, and Kirsten Gillibrand, of NY, have announced exploratory committees.

Harris invoked the 2011 shooting of former Rep. Harris is not new to being the first or the only, and clearly knows how to move differently in spaces never designed for her.

Heavyweights Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and Beto O'Rourke are also reportedly weighing up a run, with the field expected to eventually include around a dozen candidates. In the weeks before last November's elections, she traveled to the leadoff caucus state to campaign on behalf of Democrats, and also visited other early-voting states.

She was elected to the Senate in 2016.

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