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Democrat from California

Harris, a Democrat, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016. She previously served as California's attorney general. She was the first woman and the first African-American to hold the office in California's history. She is is a graduate of Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Harris announced she was running for president on Jan. 21, 2019.

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Kamala Harris says voter suppression kept Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum out of office. Really?

Many factors contributed to losses by Democrats in the races for governor in Georgia and Florida.

Kamala Harris calls her LIFT plan ‘the most significant middle-class tax cut in generations.’ Is it?

California Sen. Kamala Harris has claimed her LIFT plan would be one of the largest middle-class tax cuts in generations. We examined her proposal, considered a centerpiece of Harris’ presidential campaign, and how it stacks up with past tax cuts.  

Why it feels like wages aren't outpacing inflation, even though they are

Democrats like to talk about struggling families who find wages aren’t keeping up with the cost of living. But our fact-checking has found that the economic data clashes with their argument.

Kamala Harris: Criminal justice reformer, or defender of the status quo? The record is mixed

Early in her run for president, Sen. Kamala Harris has crafted an image as a ‘progressive prosecutor,’ one who championed criminal justice reforms. But does her record as San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general match that image? PolitiFact California examined her past and found a mixed record of reform-minded achievements and places she wasn’t so progressive.

A look at Kamala Harris’ record on PolitiFact’s Truth-O-Meter

Together, PolitiFact and PolitiFact California have fact-checked presidential hopeful and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris more than a dozen times. We’ve summarized the most prominent ones, including claims aimed at her by the Trump administration, in this article.