California Senator Kamala Harris Announces Presidential Bid

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Senator Kamala Harris, the California Democrat and prosecutor who is the second black woman to serve in the United States Senate, declared her candidacy for president today. Harris picked quite a day to enter the race, on this holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Harris has been a dynamic presence among Senate Democrats during her short tenure there. The question now is whether she’ll be able to win over Democrats outside of Washington DC and … should she win the primary … American voters.


Scott Shafer, Politics and Government editor, KQED News