Kamala Harris Claims She’s Still Deciding On 2020 Presidential Run

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The debate within her camp has been how, and where, to launch her campaign.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is one of them, as she discusses the topic in her new book, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.

Harris was born in Oakland and began her public career as a two-term district attorney there.

At every stop, when asked about running for president, Harris has answered with some variation of "I'm not ready yet" to announce her decision and cited family considerations.

Harris, according to recent reports, is already running away from California in one significant respect.

"It's 'novel, ' no pun intended". But several sources knowledgeable about her plans say she is ready, and has in fact made a decision to run, with the enthusiastic blessing of her husband and two stepchildren.

Harris, who is among the most anticipated of the potential Democratic challengers to Trump, has chose to run and will make her announcement on or near the Martin Luther King holiday, CBS News reported Thursday. Warren announced hers December 31 and followed with a campaign video and a swing through Iowa last weekend.

However, with a possible presidential run on the horizon, Harris has gotten behind legalization. "A good announcement is important only because a bad announcement will create some press narrative that will slow you down in the beginning". "Given today's Democratic Party, that president will be Kamala Harris".

"It's about where we came from and where we've got to go ... this is a pivotal moment", she said.

In the first CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll of the cycle of likely Iowa caucus-goers last month, Harris had support from 5 percent of those surveyed, placing her fifth among the field of 20.

Those truths guide her thinking "on issues ranging from health care and the new economy to immigration, national security, the opioid crisis, and accelerating inequality"- all elements of Harris' speeches since ascending to the Senate.

"When we had the 2016 elections, it was at the height of Ferguson and Baltimore, and we still didn't have serious engagement with criminal justice reform", said Phillip Atiba Goff, the president of the Center for Policing Equity, referring to the protests that followed the deaths of black men at the hands of police officers in Missouri and Maryland.

Beyond the book, Harris supported legislation that passed the Senate late past year and overhauls the criminal justice system, especially when it comes to sentencing rules.