Sen. Kamala Harris announces 2020 presidential run

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) became the seventh Democratic elected official to enter the 2020 presidential race, announcing her run Monday on Good Morning America. She was first elected to the Senate in 2016 after previously serving as California’s attorney general.
 
Harris joins former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro, former Rep. John Delaney (Md.), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), and state Sen. Richard Ojeda (W.V.) in running for the Democratic nomination. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) also formed an exploratory committee last month.
 
Ballotpedia’s latest tracking count details 49 politicians and public figures that have been discussed as potential candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
 
More than 470 people have filed with the FEC as candidates for the 2020 presidential race, including 143 Democrats, 64 Republicans, 18 Libertarians, and 10 members of the Green Party.
 
Juan Rodriguez, who led Harris’ 2016 campaign for Senate, will serve as her campaign manager. Maya Harris, her sister and a senior policy advisor on the 2016 Clinton presidential campaign, will be her campaign chair.



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