Kamala Harris 2020 presidential campaign
The 2020 presidential campaign of Kamala Harris officially began on January 21, 2019, with an announcement on Good Morning America. Citing a lack of funds, Harris officially withdrew her candidacy on December 3, 2019. On March 8, 2020, Harris endorsed former vice president Joe Biden. She was chosen by Biden to be his running mate on August 11, 2020. Biden would go on to win the general election and become the vice president-elect of the United States.
About Kamala Harris 2020 presidential campaign in brief
The 2020 presidential campaign of Kamala Harris officially began on January 21, 2019, with an announcement on Good Morning America. Citing a lack of funds, Harris officially withdrew her candidacy on December 3, 2019. On March 8, 2020, Harris endorsed former vice president Joe Biden. She was chosen by Biden to be his running mate on August 11, 2020. Biden and Harris would go on to win the general election and become the vice president-elect of the United States. Harris was the sixth office-holding Democrat to formally announce a campaign in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, joining Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, former Maryland Congressman John Delaney, former West Virginia State Senator Richard Ojeda, former U. S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Within twenty-four hours of the announcement, Harris’s campaign received over USD 1. 5 million in donations from about 38,000 individuals across all fifty states, with the average donation being USD 37. On April 1, Harris reported raising more than USD 12 million from more than 218,000 individual contributions in the first quarter of her campaign. She also secured the endorsements of the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, along with five statewide officials from California – Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, State Treasurer Fiona Ma, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, and Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara. In March, Harris headlined a fundraiser from high-profile donors at the home of American filmmaker J.
J. Abrams and Katie McGrath. In April, Harris delivered a speech at a labor dinner honoring state legislators in California where she listed benefits that would not have been available to workers if she had run for president. In December 2018, Harris announced that she planned on considering whether to run for President \”over the holiday. \”On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21,. 2019, Harris said that she would be seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. Her campaign slogan, \”For the People,\” is the phrase she used to formally announced her appearances as a prosecutor in the California superior courts as implicitly required by California law. On January 28, Harris introduced herself as a 2020 presidential candidate in a CNN town hall at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. On February 14, she announced the endorsement of five members of the California delegation in the House of Representatives – Ted Lieu, Katie Hill, and Nanette Barragan, Barbara Lee, and Julia Brownley. On Feb. 27, she said she would support former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and co-founder of United Farm Workers of America Martha Huerta. In February, Harris also secured endorsements from the mayors of San Francisco, San Jose, Long Beach, Oakland, and Compton. In June, she also said she planned to support three-quarters of the Democratic delegation in California State Senate. In July, she told a crowd in Oakland that she was not ruling out a run for the White House.