Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) picked up a big early endorsement as Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) announced his support for her presidential campaign.
Rep. Lieu tweeted:
I endorse @KamalaHarris for President.
Known Kamala for many years & worked together on various issues. She embraces the future, not the past, and is the person we need to move America forward.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 28, 2019
Kamala Harris gets a big early endorsement
The Lieu endorsement is more evidence that the Harris campaign is organized, serious, and they know what they are doing. Sen. Harris drew a big crowd of over 20,000 people to her campaign launch, and she easily had the best roll out of any of the announced Democratic candidates. Importantly, Harris was able to state why she is running and what she wants to accomplish as president.
Being a candidate from California is an important early asset for Kamala Harris. The test is going to be how her message translates to Iowa, New Hampshire, and the Rust Belt states that Democrats have to take back in order to win the White House.
While the media is distracted by the novelty potential Independent candidacy of Howard Schultz, Kamala Harris is building a solid presidential campaign. Sen. Harris looks like she is going to be an upper tier candidate in the Democratic primary, and so far she has made all the right moves in launching her campaign.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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