Harris's stepkids call her 'Momala'
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisOvernight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices | Senate confirms Trump FDA pick | Trump officials approve Medicaid work requirements in South Carolina Sanders endorses Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur for Katie Hill's former House seat Kamala Harris dropped out, but let's keep her mental health plan alive MORE’s (D-Calif.) two stepkids have a nickname for her that should help anyone struggling to pronounce the 2020 presidential candidate’s first name.

Cole and Ella Emhoff call Harris “Momala,” according to CNN.

The nickname, which rhymes with Kamala, has long had a shoutout in Harris’s Twitter bio, but was highlighted in a CNN profile on the six men (and counting) who could become the country’s first “first gentleman.”

Harris married her husband, lawyer Douglas Emhoff, in 2014, who had two children from his previous marriage. The two met on a blind date, according to CNN.


CNN also shared the meet-cutes and fun facts of the husbands of high-profile Democrats running for the White House, including: Bruce Mann, who is married to Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSaagar Enjeti says Buttigieg's release of McKinsey client list shows he 'caved to public pressure' On The Money: Lawmakers strike spending deal | US, China reach limited trade deal ahead of tariff deadline | Lighthizer fails to quell GOP angst over new NAFTA Bill Weld: As many as six GOP senators privately support convicting Trump MORE (Mass); John Bessler, who is Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Booker says he will not make December debate stage Yang: 2020 rivals in Senate should be able to campaign amid impeachment MORE's (Minn.) husband; Jonathan Gillibrand, the spouse of Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandAdvocacy groups decry Trump's 'anti-family policies' ahead of White House summit This bipartisan plan is the most progressive approach to paid parental leave Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' MORE (N.Y.); Abraham Williams, who is married to Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardDemocrats set early state primary debates for 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Gabbard news items generating more social interactions than other 2020 Democrats: study MORE (Hawaii); and Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Chasten Buttigieg, CNN noted, would make history in a number of ways if his husband is elected president: first first gentleman, first same-sex presidential spouse and, at 29, the youngest partner of anyone currently running for president.