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Kamala Harris asks Ellen if she has any 2020 plans

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She won’t say whether she’s running for president, but Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is ready to recruit one potential running mate: Ellen DeGeneres.

Asked during a Thursday appearance on “Ellen” who might be her vice president should she seek the Oval Office, Harris asked to DeGeneres with a laugh: “Got any plans?”

A grinning DeGeneres shook her head, saying, “I’m busy.”

{mosads}Harris, 53, ducked the question about whether she’ll make a 2020 White House bid, telling DeGeneres she’s focused on other issues, including health care, gun control and affordable housing. 

“These are the immediate needs,” Harris continued. “I’ve seen so many people, Ellen, focus on that thing out there, and then trip over this thing, here. I don’t want to trip. There’s so much that’s important right now.”

Saying she loves “all the things [Harris] stands for,” DeGeneres said she wanted to “vet” the lawmaker with a series of personal questions.

“If you had to be stuck in an elevator with either President Trump, [Vice President] Mike Pence, or [U.S. Attorney General] Jeff Sessions, who would it be?” DeGeneres asked.

“Does one of us have to come out alive?” Harris replied with a loud laugh.

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