Recently, California Senator Kamala Harris revealed that she will make her decision as to whether or not she will run for president in 2020 while spending the holiday season with her family.
Speaking at an event on Saturday evening, Harris said “It will ultimately be a family decision,” which she said would be made “over the holiday.”
Harris has consistently polled highly as a potential Democrat candidate for the White House in the 2020 election, and has continued to indicate that she would be willing to oppose President Trump.
The California Democrat has taken steps which indicate that she and her camp are testing the waters for a potential run, including donations and visits to popular Democrat stumping grounds.
If Harris does indeed join the pool of potential Democrat candidates, she would be among fellow Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, and former Vice President Joe Biden – all of whom have shown interest in a presidential bid.
Currently, the betting markets of PredictIt rank Harris as the 2nd most likely winner of the 2020 election, as well as the frontrunner for the DNC nomination.
It’s hard to imagine the frontrunner who is considered the left’s leading candidate with support from the Democrat party establishment will decide not to run.
Sen. Kamala Harris said she will decide whether to run for president during the holiday season — setting the stage for an announcement from one of the Democratic field’s most highly anticipated 2020 contenders as early as the next several weeks.
“It will ultimately be a family decision,” the California lawmaker told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski during the “Know Your Value” event in San Francisco on Saturday evening.
“And over the holiday,” Harris said, “I will make that decision with my family.”
Harris ranked fifth in a November POLITICO/Morning Consult poll of Democratic voters’ preferred nominee to take on President Donald Trump’s reelection bid. Former Vice President Joe Biden was first place, followed in order by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
POLITICO previously reported that Harris sent $25,000 to the Democratic parties in four early nominating states: Iowa, South Carolina, Nevada and New Hampshire. In October, she visited Iowa, South Carolina and Wisconsin to campaign for Democratic candidates ahead of the midterm elections.