Harris campaign reports surge in sign-ups for volunteers in battleground states
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The presidential campaign for Kamala Harris doesn't appear short on enthusiasm. The campaign told Scripps News on Monday that it has seen a surge in sign-ups for volunteers across battleground states. It states that more than 28,000 people have signed up to volunteer for the campaign after President Joe Biden endorsed Harris on Sunday. That's more than 100 times the amount of sign-ups the campaign says it sees on an average day. RELATED STORY | President Biden ends reelection bid, endorses Harris for the 2024 presidential race "In Pennsylvania and Nevada, volunteers literally showed up at fiel ..read more
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First Black woman senator says Harris is 'eminently qualified' to be first Black woman president
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If Vice President Kamala Harris were to secure the Democratic nomination for president, she would become the first Black woman and first person of South Asian descent to do so and she would carry those historical firsts with her to the White House if she were to be elected as president. Former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun, the first Black woman elected to the Senate in 1993, joined Scripps News' Morning Rush on Monday to discuss the historical significance of Harris campaign for national office. Moseley-Braun was also the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand from 1999 to 2001 and ran unsuccessfu ..read more
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Former Speaker Pelosi joins growing list of Democrats endorsing Harris for president
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Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi became the latest high-profile Democrat to back Vice President Kamala Harris for the party's nomination, one day after President Joe Biden announced he was exiting the presidential race. Her announcement comes after numerous state delegations already pledged their support for Harris. "Today, it is with immense pride and limitless optimism for our country's future that I endorse Vice President Kamala Harris for President of the United States," Pelosi wrote. "My enthusiastic support for Kamala Harris for President is official, personal and political." Pelosi is ..read more
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Trump campaign said Harris is a 'joke.' But he once donated to her campaign in California
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It didnt take long for former President Donald Trump and his campaign officials to pivot their attention to Vice President Kamala Harris following President Joe Bidens announcement that he would no longer seek reelection and subsequent endorsement of Harris for the position. "Harris will be even WORSE for the people of our Nation than Joe Biden," Trumps campaign said in a statement. However, Trump may not have always felt that way about Harris' leadership skills. Scripps News confirmed that Trump once donated to Harris reelection campaign while she was serving as attorney general in California ..read more
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Harris to visit Delaware in first presidential campaign stop
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Vice President Kamala Harris will visit President Joe Biden's home state of Delaware on Monday, marking her first campaign stop since the president said he would no longer seek reelection. Harris, who has already racked up endorsements to be the Democratic presidential nominee and commitments from delegates, will travel to Wilmington and visit with staff at its headquarters. On Sunday, Harris filed official paperwork, noting that she is now a candidate for president, with the Federal Election Commission. RELATED STORY | Harris says she plans to 'earn' and 'win' the Democratic presidential ..read more
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No, VP Kamala Harris was never named 'border czar'
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Within months of taking office in 2021, Vice President Kamala Harris was assigned a difficult task concerning the U.S. southern border, checking in with Central American governments to address the root causes of immigration problems in the United States. The Trump campaign has already labeled that effort a failure, while Democrats blame the other side. The assignment for Harris was to focus on what was happening south of the border in the countries where migrants are originating. She was never actually named a "border czar," a moniker coined by Republicans, "I've asked the vice president of th ..read more
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Delegates already pledging support for Harris' presidential campaign
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Within hours of President Joe Biden dropping out of the 2024 election and endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris to be his replacement, delegates who will decide the next Democratic nominee are already pledging their support for Harris. On Sunday, the entire Democratic delegations of New Hampshire and North Carolina voted to support Harris. State delegations in Tennessee and South Carolina also voted to support Harris. RELATED STORY | Now that President Biden has exited the presidential race, what happens next? After President Biden faced little opposition in this year's presidential primaries ..read more
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'Chaos', 'appreciation', & the right running mate: what lies ahead for Democrats
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Biden's decision to drop out of the 2024 Presidential Election sent the political world reeling, but Democrats seem positive about the future. Now questions remain as former Donald Trump looks to capitalize on the shake-up. Will Dems throw their support behind a Harris ticket and who would be her VP? Who would take the top of the ticket if not? Does this open doors for Trump, or would a fresh candidate invigorate Democrats and undecided voters? Will Biden step down from the last 6 months of his Presidency? FOX 17 spent Monday morning getting the latest from local political experts on the upcom ..read more
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Kamala Harris to speak at first event since announcing her run for president
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Vice President Kamala Harris will make her first public appearance since announcing her run for president on Sunday. The vice president is scheduled to speak Monday at a White House event celebrating NCAA championship teams. She is filling in for President Joe Biden, who is in Delaware recovering from COVID-19. The event marks her first at a public event since participating in a campaign event last Thursday in Fayetteville, North Carolina. While previously scheduled, the NCAA event now comes after President Biden announced he was dropping out of the presidential race Sunday night and subsequen ..read more
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Newsom among prominent Democrats endorsing Harris for presidential nomination
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Vice President Kamala Harris is racking up endorsements from top Democrats following President Joe Biden's decision to not seek reelection. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has repeatedly been asked about his presidential ambitions, said he is fully supporting Harris. "With our democracy at stake and our future on the line, no one is better to prosecute the case against Donald Trump's dark vision and guide our country in a healthier direction than Americas Vice President, @KamalaHarris," Newsom said on X. Newsom was not the only prominent governor to throw his support behind Harris. Pennsylva ..read more
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