Kamala Harris, California's junior senator, announced Monday she is running for president in the 2020 election.
Harris, 54, has been a rising star in the party since her arrival in Washington after the 2016 election, when she captured the seat held by retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer. So how high is your Harris IQ? Here are five things you might not know.
1. It's KAH-muh-luh, not kah-MAH-luh. For some reason even people who should know how to pronounce her name, don't.
Take Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of The View, a nationally syndicated TV show that surely has producers who confirm how to correctly pronounce a guest's name and then tell the host. But when Whoopi introduced Harris on on a recent episode, she somehow mispronounced both her first and last names.
Whoopi's first question: "Will you pronounce your name for me, please?"
The senator's answer: "It's like COMMA-luh. Just think comma and then add a luh." Note: She's probably more forgiving of mispronunciations when she's on The View than when, say, a Republican senator screws it up.