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Democrat from California

Kamala Harris is a senator from California. Harris was elected as senator in 2016. She previously was California’s attorney general from 2011 to 2017. From 2004 until 2011, she was the district attorney of San Francisco. Harris received a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Howard University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. In 2019, she announced she is running for the Democratic nomination for president.

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