First Indian-origin US Senator, Kamala Harris to decide on 2020 US presidential bid over holidays, say reports

Washington: Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin US Senator, has said that she will decide whether to consider a presidential bid in 2020 during the upcoming holiday season, according to a media report.

Harris, 54, said that her decision to whether run for the president post will be a family decision.

"It will ultimately be a family decision," Harris told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski on Saturday during an event in San Francisco.

File image of US Senator Kamala Harris. Reuters

File image of US Senator Kamala Harris. Reuters

"And over the holiday I will make that decision with my family," Harris said.

Harris, ranked fifth in a November poll of Democratic voters', is the preferred nominee to take on President Donald Trump's re-election bid, the Politico News reported.

Born in Oakland, California, she is the daughter of an Indian mother who migrated to the US from Chennai in 1960 and a Jamaican-American father.

Her mother Shyamala Gopalan studied science, specifically endocrinology and complex mechanisms of cancer. Her father Donald Harris grew up in Jamaica, where he became a national scholar and earned the opportunity to study economics in the US.

During the Obama era, she was popularly called as the "female Obama".

She is considered to be close to Barack Obama, the first black American President, who endorsed her in her various elections including that of the US Senate in 2016.

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Updated Date: Dec 03, 2018 13:35:28 IST

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