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Kamala Harris looks to Baltimore as potential base of operations for presidential bid

Posted at 12:11 PM, Dec 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-31 22:27:21-05

BALTIMORE — Baltimore may become the base of operations for a 2020 presidential candidate, according to a report by the New York Times.

The newspaper reports California Senator Kamala Harris is considering Baltimore or Atlanta as her possible base of operations, potentially bringing Charm City into the national spotlight.

Harris was sworn in as a United States Senator for California in 2017 and was the second African-American woman and first South Asian-American senator in history. Harris got her undergraduate degree at Howard University and then spent the rest of her career in California as the District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco, and eventually became California's Attorney General.

Harris endorsed Ben Jealous during his gubernatorial campaign here in Maryland this year and she appeared at the NAACP convention in Baltimore last year, calling for reform on several criminal justice issues.

As news of Harris potentially choosing Charm City as a base of operations was reported, a twitter account was created by a grassroots campaign trying to convince the Senator to choose Baltimore.

The organization has also mentioned Utz Chips, Berger Cookies, Zeke's coffee and of course Natty Boh as reasons to choose Baltimore as her base.

WMAR-2 News has reached out to Kamala Harris's campaign to confirm ourselves if she is considering Baltimore.