Kamala Harris not ruling out 2020 White House ambition
Indian-origin American senator Kamala Harris has not ruled out the prospects of running for the US President in 2020, according to a media report. Harris, 53, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, is viewed as a rising star in Democratic politics. Her likely presidential ambitions are the subject of wide speculation, and she`s often included on the not-so-short lists of potential Democratic 2020 hopefuls. Pressed on whether she was ruling out a 2020 bid, Harris told MSNBC: "I`m not ruling it out, no."According to the media outlet, it is her most direct comments yet about her political future. At the same time Harris, the first Indian-origin US Senator, said presently she was focused on "a lot of other things as a higher priority" than running for the president. Harris, a former prosecutor, was California`s attorney general before she was elected to the Senate in 2016. She has started to carve out a reputation as a defender of immigrants in the Trump era, a move that could give her an edge with those voters in 2020, the outlet said.Earlier this year, she bucked her party`s leadership to vote against an immigration compromise that she said made too many compromises with Republicans, angering some of her colleagues.