Harris receives endorsement from 6 home-state mayors

Harris receives endorsement from 6 home-state mayors
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi Harris2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Biden's health care gaffe shows he's not ready for prime time The Hill's Morning Report - Trump seizes House impeachment vote to rally GOP 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 LeeHere are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment Democrats ask Labor Department to investigate Amazon warehouses Congress, stop ducking war-declaration authority on Iran 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 Sanders2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Cardi B posts message of support for Ilhan Omar #IStandWithIlhan trends after crowd at Trump rally chants 'send her back' MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren targets Wall Street with regulations in new economic plan New CDC overdose estimates are nothing to celebrate 2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally MORE (D-Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally The Hill's Morning Report - Trump seizes House impeachment vote to rally GOP Democrats warm to idea of studying reparations MORE (D-N.J.), with heavy hitters like former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Can Biden's canceled cancer initiative be salvaged? Biden's health care gaffe shows he's not ready for prime time 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.