California Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris Enters 2020 President Election Race

By  //  January 21, 2019

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(CBS NEWS) – California Sen. Kamala Harris is throwing her hat into the Democratic primary for president, bypassing the formal exploratory stage and going all-in.

Harris made it official Monday with a social media video that also introduced her campaign slogan: “For the people.”

“I’m running for president,” she said in a twitter post. “Let’s do this together.”

Harris is the third U.S. senator and the fourth woman to join the 2020 fray.

She is also the first African-American candidate to enter the race, and her campaign rollout speaks to that significance: Her announcement comes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and her campaign logo was inspired by Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to run for president nearly five decades ago.

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