Democratic Candidate: Kamala Harris

Jason Credle Jr

Harris had been considered a top contender and potential frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President. In June 2018, she was quoted as “not ruling it out”. As of July 2018, she was spending more on Facebook advertising than any other senator. In July 2018, it was announced that she would publish a memoir, another sign of a possible run. She also stumped for candidates in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.
On January 21, 2019, Harris officially announced her candidacy for President of the United States in the 2020 United States presidential election. During the first 24 hours following Harris announcing her candidacy, she tied a record set by Bernie Sanders in 2016 for the most money raised in the day following announcement. However, Sanders later broke this record after announcing his 2020 presidential campaign, then later Beto did.
Over 20,000 people attended her formal campaign launch event at Frank Ogawa Plaza in her hometown of Oakland, California on January 27.