CONCORD, N.H. – The Granite State might have been Bernie Sanders nation within the 2016 Democratic major, however Sen. Kamala Harris says she gained’t comply with within the unbiased senator from Vermont’s footsteps.
Requested by Fox Information correspondent Peter Doocy if she must run as a democratic socialist – which is how Sanders usually describes himself, the Democrat from California rapidly and bluntly answered that “I’m not a democratic socialist.”
Harris spoke on Monday as she took questions from reporters throughout her within the first-in-the-nation major state of New Hampshire for the primary time since launching her presidential marketing campaign 4 weeks in the past.
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Sanders, a progressive populist who put up a critical combat towards eventual nominee Hillary Clinton within the 2016 major, is more likely to launch earlier than the tip of the month a second straight bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In current weeks some Democrats have questioned whether or not Harris was a “progressive prosecutor” throughout her years as San Francisco district legal professional and later as California legal professional normal.
Harris additionally vowed to spend “lots of time” in New Hampshire.
“I’m right here as a result of I imagine that it is a crucial state and intend to spend so much of time right here, and I intend to compete for the votes right here and I’m going to place lots of effort into doing that,” Harris highlighted after being requested by Fox Information if the state was a decrease precedence than the opposite early-voting states within the major and caucus calendar.
“It’s an vital state. It’s a state of people that have lots of wants and have to be seen and heard,” she spotlighted.
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Harris is the daughter of oldsters from Jamaica and India and can be the primary girl and second African-American to win the White Home if she finally succeeds.
Even earlier than her formal launch, the candidate headed to South Carolina, the primary southern state to carry a major. And he or she headed to Iowa – which votes first – a number of days later.
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Iowa and South Carolina — a state the place black voters make up a majority of the Democratic major voters — are more likely to determine closely into Harris’ prospects. Harris campaigned in assist of fellow Democrats in South Carolina in final 12 months’s midterm elections.
Harris vowed firstly of an occasion at Gibson’s Bookstore in Harmony to spend a number of time campaigning within the Granite State. She repeated that pledge at a big occasion later Monday in Portsmouth.
Fox Information’ Peter Doocy contributed to this report.