The number of candidates on the democratic side for 2020 is growing larger and larger by day. But the name everyone is talking about today is Kamala Harris.
The California senator has been the talk of Washington since her announcement last week, but what do we know about her? Denise from California does a deep dive for us.
In other news, candidate Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign appears to be in trouble before it even began. According to Politico the Hawaii congresswoman just lost her campaign manager and consulting firm.
In addition, the report states she has picked a fight with show favorite and fellow Hawaiian, democrat Maze Hirono. This could endanger her chances of even keeping her House seat.
Three people familiar with the presidential bid over the past few months describe a candidate who managed to be both indecisive and impulsive. Just announcing her candidacy became a minisaga that exhausted and bewildered people involved.
At first, Gabbard had vendors and staffers working through Thanksgiving weekend to get ready for a campaign rollout, only to pull back. Over the next several weeks, Gabbard went up to the starting line again — signaling to her team that a green light was imminent — only to make repeated retreats.
The pattern of false starts continued through Christmas and New Year’s, frustrating people who worked through the holidays.
When Gabbard did finally announce she would make a 2020 run, her team was blindsided. “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” she told CNN on a Friday night in a pre-taped interview for “The Van Jones Show.”
Meanwhile, Howard Schultz was heckled at a bookstore after announcing he was running in 2020 as an independent.
Many are against Schultz running as an independent for fear he will split the vote in favor of Trump.
Finally, Marianne Williamson, author and spiritual advisor to none other than Oprah, has announced she is running for 2020.
I don’t know if there has ever been a candidate on the Democratic side like her.
It seems to be a long shot, but so was Donald Trump.