Getting to know Democratic Party hopeful Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris is the newly-elected Democratic Party senator for the state of California and only the second black woman to have been elected to the Senate.

Her mother, who was born in India, was a breast cancer researcher, and her father, from Jamaica, was an economics professor at Stanford University.

She started out as a deputy district attorney in Alameda county, California, before becoming district attorney of San Francisco. She later became California’s attorney general.

In her short time in the Senate, she has made waves and created a profile with some already talking of her as a possible candidate for the Presidency in 2020.

I first blogged about Harris here. You can check out a feature in today’s “Observer” newspaper here.


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