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Mixed feelings about Kamala Harris from Minnesota progressives


August 13, 2020

Carolyn Kaster – Associated Press

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., looks to him during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.

Kenza Hadj-Moussa has heard skepticism from fellow progressives about Sen. Kamala Harris' record as a prosecutor in California.

But as they reflect on her selection as Joe Biden's running mate, they also feel enthusiastic that Harris, who is Black, will appear on the Democratic presidential ticket after years of Black women showing up as one of the party's most faithful voting blocs.

"She wasn't a top choice for many progressive groups because of her positions and background as a prosecutor, but it's always meaningful and exciting when barriers are broken," said Hadj-Moussa, a spokeswoman for the progressive advocacy group TakeAction Minnesota.


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