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Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:24 PM

California's move to Super Tuesday hands Harris a big edge in

She is tough cookie. And I do not think she believes Anything is handed to her.




California’s move to Super Tuesday hands Harris a big edge in



https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/16/kamala-harris-california-2020-strategy-1173320

‘Our strategy runs straight through California,’ says a top adviser. But a subpar performance in her home state could also sink Harris’ candidacy.

By CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO

02/16/2019 06:49 AM EST


Kamala Harris is building a wall around California.

The Democratic senator has been activating her forces on the home front since launching her White House bid last month — cornering some of the state’s most prolific donors, locking down big endorsements and homing in on a statewide blueprint to rack up early delegates.

California’s Super Tuesday primary is foundational to Harris’ plans to win the nomination. Her home-state advantage is an enormous asset, holding the promise of a huge haul of delegates early in the nomination fight. At the same time, a poor performance there could end her bid.

Well aware there’s no guarantee of success, Harris and her team of longtime operatives there started working the state long before many of her 2020 Democratic rivals arrived for their first fundraisers and retail campaign stops.

Harris has already held seven fundraisers in the Golden State, lined up endorsements from Gov. Gavin Newsom plus dozens of state legislators and congressional members, and brought on a top delegate expert and senior strategist with deep ties to powerful organized labor groups in the state. Harris’ strength in her past campaigns of running up her vote counts in the bluest regions — such as the Bay Area congressional districts of Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee — could give the freshman senator a significant edge over her competitors.

“Our strategy runs straight through California, and we plan to aggressively defend our home state turf from donors to political leadership to superdelegates to organizations and their underlying memberships,” Sean Clegg, a senior strategist to Harris, told POLITICO. “We believe the early primary, early voting, and the cost of communicating will make it virtually impossible for all but the top two or three candidates to play in the state in a meaningful way.”...............................

The state’s March 3 primary — with mail ballots going out in February — means candidates won’t be able to rely solely on momentum from Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina to carry them.






















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riversedge Feb 2019 OP
still_one Feb 2019 #1
exboyfil Feb 2019 #2
still_one Feb 2019 #3
exboyfil Feb 2019 #4
still_one Feb 2019 #5
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:29 PM

1. very happy about that. She is my Senator also, and hopefully by Super Tuesday it will pretty much

determine our nominee

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 03:35 PM

2. Pick a Midwesterner for vp

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 04:29 PM

3. Brown? But if Biden runs, and wins, it would be in his interest to choose a woman VP. I think

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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 04:33 PM

4. Brown or Harris in that case

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 04:55 PM

5. There is the Michigan Senator Amy K, who is from the midwest too

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Response to still_one (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 16, 2019, 05:15 PM

6. She is my pick for President

I think she could work with Harris as VP. I am not as sure with Biden. I think balance is important.

Lots of good candidates though. Whatever it takes to get the monster out of office.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 04:42 PM

7. I think the company mbinations of any of those would work out well

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