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The big money political benefactors who provided a lion’s share of the cash needed to run Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign have their sights set on backing another woman in 2020.
According to The Observer, a New York City-based weekly newspaper, wealthy liberal campaign donors are squarely focused on Californa-based U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (pictured). Harris, 52, is a junior senator who was the elected Democrat that filled the U.S. Senate seat, which was formerly held by Barbara Boxer (D).
Boxer was a career politician who served in the U.S. Senate representing the state of California for almost a quarter of a century. Prior to winning Boxer’s senate seat, Harris served as the elected District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco, California.
Harris also ascended to becoming elected as the 32nd Attorney General of the State of California. She had a reputation of being a tough prosecutor who revolutionized the punishment given to defendants who are found guilty of hate crimes. Harris is a biracial woman of Indian-American and Jamaican-American descent.
The Observer reported that on this past Saturday (July 15th), Harris met with some major power brokers in the Hamptons, a wealthy New York residential district. One of the influential people in attendance at this meeting included Michael Kempner, Clinton’s 2008 National Finance co-chairman.
After Clinton’s shocking loss in 2016, liberal philanthropist and billionaire investment guru George Soros held a secret, closed-door meeting to discuss strategy and the national direction of the Democratic Party. The primary goal of this meeting was to establish a list of prominent elected Democrats who are fit to defeat Donald Trump in 2020.
Harris has some barriers to overcome as far as public relations issues are concerned. She was able to escape a criminal investigation, which involved some of her top donors on the campaign trail as she ran for the office of Californa State Attorney General.
These banking industry donors were highly suspected of breaking laws, which govern how forclosure is handled. Nonetheless, Harris did not elect to prosecute the campaign donors once she took over the office of California’s Attorney General.