Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) further teased her 2020 presidential run announcement on Tuesday, almost joining what is looking to be a large and competitive Democratic primary.
“I’m pleased to announce on ‘The View’ that I’m not ready to make my announcement yet,” Harris teased on “The View” on Tuesday afternoon.
Harris said the main reason she’s holding off on a decision is due to her family. Harris is married to lawyer Douglas Emhoff and is the stepmother to his two children.
“The whole family pays the price and goes through the process,” she explained. “[…] So we’ll make a decision, and we’ll make it soon.”
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.@SenKamalaHarris says she's "not yet ready" to announce if she will run for president in 2020, saying her decision depends on a "combination of factors which really most importantly it's about my family": "We'll make a decision and we'll make it soon." https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter.com/t38Sr3Af3X
— The View (@TheView) January 8, 2019
But Harris has put out plenty of signs that a 2020 run is imminent. She recently published two books — one memoir and a children’s book. Her book tour starts Wednesday in Washington, D.C., and will make stops in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Her interview on “The View” on Tuesday is just one of many scheduled media appearances this week. According to Politico, she hit up “Good Morning America” and NPR on Tuesday as well and is set to appear on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Thursday.
Harris’ media blitz will end on Jan. 13, and in her home state of California no less. If she announces a run then, it will be two weeks after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced her presidential run. Warren is the biggest name officially in the game so far and already got a head start by doing a three-day tour in Iowa.
But many more Democrats are expected to follow Warren’s lead. Along with Harris, a couple of senators have their eye on the Oval Office, including Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke may throw their hats in the race as well.
As IJR Red reported last month, Harris is focusing on the fight with Trump.
“Let’s be honest,” she said on MSNBC. “It’s going to be ugly.”