Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is gearing up to announce her Presidential run around Martin Luther King day.
According to KCBS Radio, sources say Harris would “probably” make the announcement at a rally in Oakland. But a spokesperson for Harris told The Hill that no announcement is set and Harris will not be in Oakland during the holiday weekend.
Despite the mixed messages, speculation continues to mount around a possible Presidential run for Harris. She has long been considered a possible front-runner for the 2020 Democratic nomination, and her recent book tour for her memoir that was published Tuesday has her discussing the topic a lot more.
Harris recently told CNN‘s Jake Tapper on Wednesday that she will be making a decision soon on whether to run in 2020. During the interview, Harris said she thinks the U.S. is ready for a woman of color to be president.
“We have to give the American people more credit, and we have to understand that the American public and the people of our country are smart people who will make decisions about who will be their leader based on who they believe is capable, who they believe has an honest desire to lead, to represent, to see them, to be a voice for them even if they have no power,” Harris said.
Last month Harris said that she planned to decide on whether to run “over the holiday.”
“It will ultimately be a family decision,” she said at the time. “And over the holiday, I will make that decision with my family.”
If Harris announces her bid, she would join Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) who announced her run for president 2020 just last month.
Other possible high-profile Democratic candidates considering a run in 2020 are Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), as well as former Vice President Joe Biden and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas).
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