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PoliticsHarris picks up new endorsement among divided black caucus

17:17  03 july  2019
17:17  03 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Endorsements from the caucus , which counts more than 50 members, are shaping up to be very influential in the Democratic presidential Harris and Biden clashed during the first Democratic primary debate after Harris , who is black , directly challenged Biden over his history of opposing school

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) picked up endorsements from two Congressional Black Caucus members on Sunday following a strong performance in the first Democratic presidential debate late last week.

Harris picks up new endorsement among divided black caucus© Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., endorsed Sen. Kamala Harris in an op-ed in Essence magazine. Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris picked up another endorsement Wednesday from a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, where she is competing for support with former Vice President Joe Biden.

Connecticut Democrat Jahana Hayes posted an op-ed in Essence on Wednesday ahead of the magazine's annual gathering this weekend in New Orleans. Hayes cited Harris' story of being bused as a young girl in Berkeley, California, which the California Democrat spoke about in last week's Democratic presidential debate.

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Endorsements from the caucus , which counts more than 50 members, could be influential in the Democratic presidential primary. With these two new supporters, Harris now has six endorsements from the CBC. Rush has been sharply critical of former Vice President Joe Biden in the wake of

Endorsements from the caucus , which counts more than 50 members, could be influential in the Democratic presidential primary. With these two new supporters, Harris now has six endorsements from the CBC. Rush has been sharply critical of former Vice President Joe Biden in the wake of

"In that moment, I knew exactly what she was talking about — she was talking about access to opportunity that would otherwise change the trajectory of her life," Hayes said. "That resonated with me. That was me."

Hayes was among the wave of freshman women, particularly women of color, who swept into Congress during the 2018 midterms. Hayes is the seventh member of the Congressional Black Caucus to endorse Harris. Biden has support from five CBC members.

Hundreds of thousands of black women are expected to attend the Essence Festival and several 2020 hopefuls — including Harris, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Beto O' Rourke and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg — will address them.

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