Kamala Harris lands book deal

Kamala Harris lands book deal
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris criticized by Jamaican father over marijuana joke Harris adds key Clinton aide, women of color to 2020 campaign: report Coast Guard lieutenant arrested, accused of planning domestic terrorism MORE (D-Calif.) has scored a book deal, taking another step to raise her national profile amid speculation that she could mount a bid for the White House in 2020.

Penguin Press announced Tuesday that it will publish Harris's book "The Truths We Hold: An American Journey" in January 2019, according to multiple media reports.

The title will delve into what Harris sees as "the core truths," and will recount her upbringing as a child of immigrants, The Associated Press and New York Times reported. Harris's father is from Jamaica and her mother is from India.

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Harris, 53, served as California's attorney general before entering the Senate last year. She's become one of Washington's most prominent Democratic lawmakers and vocal critics of President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE, fueling speculation that she could challenge him in 2020.

But Harris has also been reluctant to signal that a presidential campaign is in her future. During an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in April, Harris said she was focused on "pressing issues right now," such as pushing for protections for young immigrants, rather than 2020.

"These are immediate needs," Harris said. "These are things I'm focused on right now."