The Golden State's presidential candidate is more than 13 months away, but it did not stop the Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu from publishing an early approval Monday to colleague California, Sen. Kamala Harris, President.
"I join @KamalaHarris for president," wrote Lieu on Twitter Monday morning. "Knowing Kamala for many years and working together on different issues. She embraces the future, not the past, and is the person we need to move America forward."
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Site approval came less than 24 hours after Harris formally launched his candidacy at a major rally in Oakland, the city where she was born and raised. Lieu's backing by Harris seems to be one of the first of a congressional member in what is designed to be a major graduation camp that fights for the democratic presidential elections in 2020.
One of The only other congressional endorsements this cycle came when Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro approved his twin brother Julian Castro's presidential bid.
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Harris, the daughter of parents from Jamaica and India, would be the nation's second-African and first women's president if he was elected. The former lawyer in California was elected to the Senate in 201
Harris first published his candidacy a week ago at Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On her rally on Sunday, she highlighted her support for public programs such as Medicare for All and Universal Preschool. And she repeatedly targeted President Trump.
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Landscape represents California's 33rd Congress District, which stretches along the Pacific coast from the Palos Verdes Peninsula through the west side of Los Angeles and Santa Monica up to Malibu. The district is a strong pro-democrat, with Hillary Clinton winning over two-thirds of the presidential election vote in 2016.