Kamala Harris 2020 presidential campaign

Campaign of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris for the 2020 United States presidential election

The 2020 presidential campaign of Kamala Harris, the junior United States Senator from California, announced her candidacy on January 21, 2019.[1] Harris has been discussed throughout 2018 and 2019 as a potential top contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.[2][3][4][5][6]

Kamala Harris For The People
Kamala Harris 2020 presidential campaign logo.svg
Campaign2020 United States presidential election (Democratic Party primaries)
CandidateKamala Harris
U.S. Senator from California (2017–present)
AffiliationDemocratic Party
StatusAnnounced January 21, 2019
Suspended December 3, 2019
HeadquartersBaltimore, Maryland[source?]
Key peopleMaya Harris (campaign manager)
SloganFor The People

Harris was the fifth office-holding Democrat to formally announce a campaign in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, joining former Congressman John Delaney, former West Virginia State Sen. Richard Ojeda, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, and former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro.

If elected, Harris would become the first female and Asian American to ever become President of the United States. Harris is the third black woman to seek the Democratic nomination for president, the first two being Shirley Chisholm and Carol Moseley Braun.

Campaign headquarters was in Baltimore, Maryland, with a second office in Oakland, California.[7]

Harris ended her campaign on December 3, 2019 after falling low in poll numbers and campaign money raised.[8]


  1. Reston, Maeve (January 21, 2019). "Kamala Harris to run for president in 2020". CNN.
  2. CNN, Analysis by Harry Enten. "Kamala Harris shows potential strength in 2020 primary". CNN. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  3. "Analysis | The top 15 Democratic presidential candidates for 2020, ranked". Washington Post. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  4. Beckett, Lois (July 22, 2017). "Kamala Harris: young, black, female – and the Democrats' best bet for 2020?". the Guardian. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  5. Chat, A. FiveThirtyEight (May 16, 2018). "It's Time For A New 2020 Democratic Primary Draft!". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  6. Dottle, Rachael (January 14, 2019). "Why Harris And O'Rourke May Have More Upside Than Sanders And Biden". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  7. Cadelago, Christopher. "Kamala Harris launches campaign for president". POLITICO.
  8. Cadelago, Christopher (December 3, 2019). "Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race". Politico. Retrieved December 3, 2019.