Montreal-raised Kamala Harris to run for US President in 2020

Jan 22 2019, 1:21 am

California senator and former Montreal high-schooler Kamala Harris has declared she wants to run for president of the United States in 2020.

The 54-year-old lawyer used Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States to declare her intention to unseat Donald Trump in her goal of becoming the first black woman to be elected president of the United States.

Harris lived in Quebec during the 1970s and 80s while attending Westmount High School. During that time, her mother, Shyamala, was a teacher at McGill University.

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Harris used her appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to announce her presidential bid.

Senator Harris says she’ll make her official announcement later this week in her hometown of Oakland, California and plans to have her campaign headquarters in Baltimore — 70 km north of the nation’s capital.

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