Harris swipes at Warren: 'Unlike others, I've never represented a corporation'

Harris swipes at Warren: 'Unlike others, I've never represented a corporation'
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance On The Money: Trump signs short-term spending bill to avoid shutdown | Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019 | California high court strikes down law targeting Trump tax returns Democratic strategist laments 'low bar' for Biden debate performance MORE (D-Calif.) defended her record as a prosecutor Friday while hitting her 2020 presidential primary opponent Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance Warren speech in Georgia interrupted by pro-charter school protesters Hillicon Valley: Senators ask Trump to halt Huawei licenses | Warren criticizes Zuckerberg over secret dinner with Trump | Senior DHS cyber official to leave | Dems offer bill on Libra oversight MORE (D-Mass.) over Warren’s past legal work representing corporations.  

“I've spent my career as a prosecutor. I’ve only had one client in my entire life, and that's been the people,” Harris said during her remarks at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Liberty and Justice Celebration.

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“Unlike other people, unlike others, I've never represented a corporation. I've never represented a special interest, and I started my career fighting for the people,” Harris added.

She later emphasized her remarks on Twitter.

The comments came days after a New York Times report highlighted attacks Warren faced in her 2012 Senate campaign over her representation of LTV Steel, a Cleveland-based conglomerate, against the Clinton administration in 1995.

Warren had several other corporate clients, including Travelers insurance, aircraft maker Fairchild, Dow Chemical and a railroad company that wanted to avoid paying for a Superfund cleanup, according to the Times. 

Warren has centered her 2020 White House campaign around taking on corporations, and the Times noted that the Massachusetts senator also worked on a number of cases involving consumer bankruptcy and victims’ rights.

A spokesperson for the Warren campaign was not immediately available to respond to Harris’s remarks. 

Warren has risen to the top of the primary field, leading in most polls alongside former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance Watergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Deal on defense bill proves elusive | Hill, Holmes offer damaging testimony | Trump vows to block Navy from ousting officer from SEALs MORE. Her grassroots campaign financing is second only to fellow top candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance Wasserman Schultz makes bid for House Appropriations Committee gavel Overnight Health Care: Crunch time for Congress on surprise medical bills | CDC confirms 47 vaping-related deaths | Massachusetts passes flavored tobacco, vaping products ban MORE (I-Vt.). 

Harris has been lagging behind Warren in polls and fundraising. 

The California senator has yet to qualify for the December debate. So far, Sanders, Warren, Biden and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg campaign field organizers unionize Harris: Buttigieg comparing 'struggles' between black, LGBTQ communities is 'a bit naive' Poll: Trump edges Biden, trails Sanders in neck and neck match-ups MORE have been the only candidates to qualify for the December debate stage. 

Harris has met the donor threshold, receiving at least 200,000 unique donors, but has not yet reached the polling threshold to make the cut.