Sen. Kamala Harris to make decision on presidential run during holidays.
Sen. Kamala Harris, who has been talked about as a potential presidential candidate ever since she was elected to the US Senate in November 2016, said over the weekend that she will make a decision on the 2020 race during the upcoming holidays.
“It’s a very serious decision,” the California Democrat said at a conference in her home state on Saturday. “Over the holiday, I will make that decision with my family.”
The senator was speaking to MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski at the Know Your Value conference in San Francisco on Saturday. Brzezinski is the founder of the conference.
Harris, whose mother is of Indian origin, said she understands that the campaign will be “ugly.”
“Let’s be honest,” she said. “It’s going to be ugly. When you break things, it is painful. And you get cut. And you bleed.”
Harris watchers have noticed several signs of a potential presidential run in the words and actions of the senator in the past two years.
In July 2017, she had met with some of the Democratic donors that bankrolled the presidential run of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the party’s nominee in 2016.
In the Senate, Harris has been among the most vocal critics of President Trump.
In September, during the Senate confirmation hearing of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the California senator was among toughest inquisitors of the judge.
In the run-up to the midterm, Harris had crisscrossed the country to raise money for Democratic House candidates — a normal practice for many presidential hopeful during the midterm just before the presidential election cycle.
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