The junior Senator from California has met with a series of top Democratic donors in recent months.
Since the unexpected defeat of Hillary Clinton last year, her top donors have been looking for a candidate for the 2020 election, who will seize the White House back for the party, which is yet to recover from the November debacle.
According to a report in Observer, Clinton’s biggest donor, billionaire George Soros, held a closed-room meeting with other wealthy donors soon after the November election to discuss strategies for 2020. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was among the attendees of the secret meeting.
Later, just after Trump’s inauguration, there was reportedly another meeting that discussed ways to make things difficult for the new administration and possibly plot strategies that could lead to Trump’s impeachment.
One of the party’s fresh new faces that is being talked of as a potential candidate in 2010 is Sen. Kamala Harris, D-CA.
The American Bazaar had earlier reported that the Indian American could be a preparing for a run for the White House, considering her fundraising drive on behalf of fellow congressional Democrats.
Page Six reported on July 15 that Harris had met top Clinton donors in Hamptons including the campaign National Finance Co-Chair Michael Kempner, donors Dennis Mehiel and Steven Gambrel, and Democratic National Committeeman Robert Zimmerman.
Harris also reportedly attended a separate luncheon hosted by one of Clinton’s top lobbyist bundlers, Liz Robbins.
If these donor meeting reports are true, Harris could very well be entering the race. The junior senator from California has also been a vocal critic of the Trump administration from early on.
The politico reported that Harris could become the face of Democrats’ attack on the Trump administration’s Russian connections.
“She’s running for president. Take it to the bank,” a fundraiser told The Hill. “She’s absolutely going to run,” he added.
Bill Carrick, a Democratic consultant who served as an adviser to former Rep. Loretta Sanchez, said to the newspaper that there is a real need in the Democratic party for somebody new and different.
“People are looking for champions… She’s in that category. There are people who might not know her real well but want to like her. What little they know, they like,” he added.
Harris has been spending heavily during the first three months of 2017. She has reportedly spent more than $300,000, which is quite unusual considering that she is a freshman senator.
The senator has already raised more than $600,000 for various Democrats, including $365,000 in small donations collected online.