Kamala Harris’s CNN Townhall Was Most Watched Ever for a Single Candidate

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Day, when Harris first announced she was running for president, the senator conducted her first press conference at Howard University.

Rather than discuss Harris's policy positions or mention her impressively attended campaign launch in Oakland, they chose to focus on this, because that's the respect they show women. And at a town hall event last night, Sen.

So far she has largely evaded attempts to pigeonhole her, allowing supporters to pitch her as a candidate that can unite the disparate...

At the same time, Democratic candidates have shown increased willingness to put gun safety at the center of their campaigns.

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During her townhall, Harris said she would support the Green New Deal, wants to get rid of private insurance to have Medicare-for-All, and ban "assault weapons".

One reason for the racial scrutiny Harris was receiving was because of her past record as the district attorney in San Francisco.

As a lawyer, and a fellow black woman who grew up horrified by the lack of compassion and consciousness within the American criminal justice system, I wholeheartedly identify with Harris' mission to attend law school as a path to become a voice for the voiceless and vulnerable; sometimes, in order to most effectively change a corrupt system, it's best to tackle it from the inside. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for president in the 2020 election, saying she "embraces the future".

The billionaire's comment arises as 2020 presidential candidate and Sen.

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Harris made her first campaign stop Friday in SC, where more than six in 10 of the state's 2016 Democratic primary voters were black.

Harris, whose father is from Jamaica and whose mother is Indian, said that "in the face of powerful forces trying to sow hate and division among us, the truth is that as Americans, we have so much more in common than what separates us". She's promising free everything.

A visit to the state Sunday by former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, who is contemplating a presidential bid, illustrated the challenges ahead for those fighting for attention in a rapidly growing field expected to eventually grow to the largest in a generation. She is not making a case against private health insurance that is dysfunctional or disliked; she is arguing for the complete elimination of insurance plans that people have had positive experiences with-plans that, as Tapper says, people like. Who among us has not had that situation? "Her multi-ethnic and multi-racial background I think is a big calling card".

Jay Yarnell, 67, a retired chemical engineer from suburban Des Moines who serves as a Democratic precinct captain, was one of those who came to see Hickenlooper at the bar.

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By launching her campaign a year before any primary votes are cast, the Democratic senator from California leapfrogs several party luminaries waiting in the wings, and a few already in the race, to become the de facto frontrunner.