Kamala Harris lands book deal

Kamala Harris lands book deal
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSenate Democrats increase pressure for FBI investigation of Kavanaugh Poll: Most Massachusetts voters don't think Warren should run for president in 2020 Trump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle 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 TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate 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."