Kamala Harris rallies voters in South Carolina

Kamala Harris rallies voters in South Carolina
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisPoll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second To stabilize Central America, the US must craft better incentives for trade Majority in new poll say US headed in wrong direction MORE (D-Calif.) held a campaign rally in Greenville, S.C., to get voters motivated for the upcoming midterm elections among rumors of a potential 2020 presidential bid.

Although she has yet to commit to running in the next election, the crowd greeted her with chants of "the next president!" 

Harris spoke alongside several Democrats up for statewide elections and urged voters to help elect them into office.


"This is an election that is probably one of the most significant of our lifetimes," she told the crowd.

"There is so much at stake. I don't have to tell you, you watched the [Supreme Court Justice Brett] Kavanaugh hearings, you know there is so much at stake, because elections matter. Who holds those offices matters. You have heard from these incredible candidates ... who holds these offices matters."

Harris is also set to stump for candidates in Columbia and may schedule other events while in South Carolina.

The state holds particular importance if presidential speculation about Harris comes true, as South Carolina is an early-voting state and the first Southern state to hold a presidential primary.

Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerDespite Senate setbacks, the fight for voting rights is far from over Small ranchers say Biden letting them get squeezed Democrats call on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans MORE (D-N.J.), a fellow potential presidential candidate, also held a voter rally in the state Thursday.

After her visit in South Carolina, Harris will travel to Iowa, whose caucuses are the first presidential primary contest.