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Kamala Harris Takes Early 2020 Lead in Black Caucus Support

Kamala Harris Takes Early 2020 Lead in Black Caucus Support
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By    |   Tuesday, 02 July 2019 07:19 AM

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., pulled ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden among members of the Congressional Black Caucus as the pair vies for the 2020 presidential nomination.

According to The Hill, Harris announced that Reps. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., and Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., are supporting her in the wake of last week's Democratic presidential primary. Harris now has the support of six CBC members, compared to five who back Biden.

The CBC has 55 members.

"Before the debate, Kamala Harris's viability as a candidate had been extremely underestimated, in part because voters are still getting to know her," Wilson told The Hill.

Said Rush, "Last week, 18 million Americans got to see what I have known about Kamala for some time. She is a once-in-a-lifetime leader. She exemplifies what global leadership is all about."

Harris squared off with Biden during Thursday's debate regarding the latter's opposition to busing in the 1970s. The junior senator who took office in 2017 used the opportunity to say that she was part of an early wave of African-Americans who desegregated white schools during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The results of a new poll released Monday showed that Harris gained 9 percentage points and now has 17% support in the Democratic race for president. Biden dropped 10 points after the debate but still leads the field with 22% backing.

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., pulled ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden among members of the Congressional Black Caucus as the pair vies for the 2020 presidential nomination.
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