Harris receives endorsement from 6 home-state mayors

Harris receives endorsement from 6 home-state mayors
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisCalifornia poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Kamala Harris calls for new investigation into Kavanaugh allegations Poll: Biden holds five-point lead over Warren among New York Democrats MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday received some added home-state support for her presidential bid with the endorsements of six Democratic mayors from across California.

The endorsements of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Compton Mayor Aja Brown were announced in a press release.

Many praised Harris for working on issues impacting the working class.

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“I couldn’t be more enthusiastic to endorse my fellow Bay Area sister, Kamala Harris, and her candidacy for President,” Breed said. "Kamala’s groundbreaking campaigns for district attorney, attorney general and the United States Senate paved the way for me and many women who have sought elected office in this state. She is acutely aware of the work that needs to be done on behalf of this nation and is prepared to lead and lift up hard-working men and women across this nation.”

Schaaf added, “There is no one better I can think of to lead our nation in these times than Oakland’s very own Kamala Harris. She is a fighter, a proven leader and champion for progressive ideals.” 

The six mayors represent nearly 3.5 million Californians. 

Harris has already garnered the endorsements of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.); Rep. Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeMarijuana industry donations to lawmakers surge in 2019: analysis Lawmakers urge DNC to name Asian American debate moderator Overnight Health Care: Planned Parenthood to leave federal family planning program absent court action | Democrats demand Trump withdraw rule on transgender health | Cummings, Sanders investigate three drug companies for 'obstructing' probe MORE (D-Calif.), the former head of the Congressional Black Caucus; and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta. The three will serve as co-chairs for Harris's campaign in California. 

Harris is running in a Democratic primary field that is already packed with other high-profile candidates, including Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Kamala Harris calls for new investigation into Kavanaugh allegations MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Kamala Harris calls for new investigation into Kavanaugh allegations MORE (D-Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerOvernight Energy: Top presidential candidates to skip second climate forum | Group sues for info on 'attempts to politicize' NOAA | Trump allows use of oil reserve after Saudi attacks Poll: 33 percent of voters undecided on who won third Democratic debate Jon Bon Jovi: Booker would 'do an amazing job' as president MORE (D-N.J.), with heavy hitters like former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Poll: Biden holds five-point lead over Warren among New York Democrats MORE and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) also considering a jump into the White House race.

Booker last month won the endorsements of New Jersey’s entire Democratic congressional delegation as well as the state’s governor and lieutenant governor. No other 2020 candidate has yet solidified as much home state support as the Garden State’s junior senator.