Kamala Harris Isn’t Thinking About 2020 Yet – Still Pledges Not To Take Corporate PAC Donations
Sen. Kamala Harris said during a Monday interview on “The Breakfast Club” that she isn’t yet thinking about the 2020 presidential election, but she left the door open to running by soliciting donations via her website.
“I travel around the country and I will tell you that I’m not buying the suggestion that we are divided as a country,” the California Democrat first said in response to a question about President Donald Trump stirring “racism” amongst the electorate. “For the vast majority of us that thought has to do with one of just a very few things.”
“The vast majority of us have so much more in common than what separates us, and we’ve got to hold on to that in this fight.”
When asked if she has made a decision yet about running for president in 2020, Harris said that, “right now [she’s] just focused on what’s in front of [her],” namely helping Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.
“I’ve seen too many people focus on that thing out there, they trip over the thing right in front of them,” she continued before stating she plans on making public appearances soon in Chicago, Wisconsin, Florida and Philadelphia.
Near the interview’s conclusion, Harris pledged not to take corporate donations in the future, a break from an answer she gave on the subject at a recent town hall.
“Money has now really tipped the balance between an individual having equal power in an election to a corporation,” she explained. “I’ve actually made a decision since I had that conversation that I’m not gonna accept corporate PAC checks.”
“I’ve raised so far this year $3 million for my colleagues for the 2018 election cycle, and most of that money has been like in $18, $20 increments. People are turning out.”
She then plugged her website, KamalaHarris.org, and told supporters to go donate.
“If you decide to run for president in 2020,” host Charlamagne tha God interjected, “we’ll do a fundraiser for you right here on the radio.”
You can watch her entire interview below.