Kamala Harris releases ‘mixtape’ on ‘The Late Show’ amid 2020 speculation

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California Sen. Kamala Harris (D) released a “mixtape” of her favorite songs on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Monday night as amid reports that Harris herself was planning to announce a bid.

In a video segment recorded for the show, Harris listed several songs she enjoys in different settings including Beyonce’s “Lemonade” and Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Other entries in the “mixtape” included “Check the Rhime” by A Tribe Called Quest and “Push It” by Salt-n-Pepa.

The senator tweeted the video Monday evening, highlighting what she called her “presidential song:” Funkadelic’s album “One Nation Under a Groove.”

Her appearance on the CBS show comes just days after local TV station in the senator’s home state of California reported that Harris planned to enter the 2020 presidential race on or around Martin Luther King Jr. Day, joining an already crowded field of Democratic hopefuls.

{mosads}The senator previously told CNN’s Jake Tapper earlier this month that she was close to making a decision about running for president.

“We have to give the American people more credit, and we have to understand that the American public and the people of our country are smart people who will make decisions about who will be their leader based on who they believe is capable, who they believe has an honest desire to lead, to represent, to see them, to be a voice for them even if they have no power,” she said at the time.

Harris has been mulling running for president for months, and in December said that she was considering it with her family over the holiday season.

“It will ultimately be a family decision,” she said. “And over the holiday, I will make that decision with my family.”

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