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Kamala Harris Draws on Her Childhood to Create a Breakout 2020 Moment

  • Democrat seized debate with attack on Biden’s record on race
  • Remarks could propel her to top tier of Democratic contenders
Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

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Kamala Harris created a breakout moment for her campaign Thursday night by reaching deep into her past.

The California senator has pitched herself to Democratic voters as a steely prosecutor well equipped to take on the fight against President Donald Trump next year. But it was her personal story of being a little girl bused to integrate an elementary school that may propel her into a top contender for the Democratic nomination.