The Democrats are going back to their old “winning” playbook.
Another black, inexperienced junior senator is getting ready to throw her hat into the biggest political ring in the country: the run for the White House.
Democrat leaders, like former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, confirms Kamala Harris is indeed running for president in 2020.
Harris, a new senator, is so rude, she actually makes Hillary Clinton look warm and fuzzy.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D.) said California Sen. Kamala Harris (D.) will be “knocking on doors in Iowa,” indicating Saturday he expects she will run for president.
Villaraigosa, who is running for Governor of California in 2018, was asked by MSNBC host Hugh Hewitt about Harris, a newly elected senator considered a rising star in the Democratic Party. Hewitt predicted she would be the nominee for the Democrats in 2020.
“Has she got a stake in this governor’s race?” Hewitt asked.
“Well, not yet,” Villaraigosa said. “I hope she will support my candidacy, but as you say, she is a great candidate. She’s going to be knocking on doors in Iowa, I expect. But in any case, I’m focused on this race, not the presidential race.”
Iowa refers to the Iowa caucuses, the first major nominating event in presidential election cycles. Barack Obama scored a shocking victory in Iowa in 2008 en route to his successful run for the Democratic nomination and eventually the presidency.
Harris met last month with some of Hillary Clinton’s largest donors in the Hamptons, and one fundraiser said anonymously she is planning to run.
“She’s running for president. Take it to the bank,” one fundraiser said in July. “She’s absolutely going to run.”
In July, it was reported that Harris was meeting with major Democratic donors in the Hamptons and made a strong impression on them.
However, a recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling suggests the newcomer Harris may have some work to do. The poll found that among five potential Democratic challengers (Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Harris), the California senator is the only one whose victory is within the poll’s margin for error.
Sources: Free Beacon, SFGate, MSNBC, and Truthfeed