Indian-origin Kamala Harris among US Presidential aspirants

Washington: The first Indian-origin US Senator Kamala Harris is considering to run for the White House in 2020, media reports said.

54-year-old Harris, also known as the “female Obama”, made her first trip to Iowa about a month ago, which media analysts here said was in preparation for her potential presidential run.

Born in Oakland, California, Harris is the daughter of an Indian mother who migrated to the US from Chennai in 1960 and a Jamaican-American father.

Her mother Shyamala Gopalan studied science, specifically endocrinology and complex mechanisms of cancer. Her father Donald Harris grew up in Jamaica, where he became a national scholar and earned the opportunity to study economics in the US.

She is considered to be close to Obama, the first black American President, who endorsed her in her various elections including that of the US Senate in 2016.

According to an online poll carried out by Axios, Harris would beat Trump most handily by a 10-point margin if the election were held now.

The 2020 presidential cycle would kick off on February 3, 2020 in Iowa, where the first primary is scheduled to be held.

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