Kamala Harris has leaped to the front of an already-packed Democratic 2020 race, recent polls, political strategists and party donors have suggest.
Although recent polls show Harris lagging behind former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders, the California senator is first among Democrats who have announced their bids for the 2020 nomination in recent polls from Monmouth University, New Jersey and Emerson College, Iowa.
Her position has likely been helped by controversy hanging over her competition. Elizabeth Warren, for example, continues to face criticism over her claims of Native American heritage. On Saturday, the Massachusetts senator was interrupted at the start of a campaign speech in Georgia by a man holding a “1/2020” sign—a jibe at the DNA results she shared last year.
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