Kamala Harris: 'I am not a democratic socialist'

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (D-Calif.), a 2020 presidential hopeful, told reporters at a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Monday that she is “not a democratic socialist.”

“The people of New Hampshire will tell me what’s required to compete in New Hampshire, but I will tell you I am not a democratic socialist,” Harris said when asked if she needed to be a democratic socialist to win in that state.


“I believe that what voters do want is they want to know that whoever is going to lead understands that in America today, not everyone has an equal opportunity and access to a path to success, ” she added, saying U.S. needs to “course correct” for income inequality.

Harris announced her presidential bid last month. She faces a crowded Democratic field that includes Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.), Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-N.J.).

New Hampshire is one of the first states to hold a primary contest for 2020.

Harris has been viewed by some as an early front-runner and has garnered endorsements from Rep. Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeBlack lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol McCarthy says states have power on removing Confederate statues from Capitol Pelosi calls for removal of Confederate statues in Capitol complex MORE (D-Calif.), California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), and labor organizer and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta.

Democratic socialists argue that the economy and society should be democratically run “to meet public needs,” according to the Democratic Socialists of America website. Both Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezAttorney says 75-year-old man shoved by Buffalo police suffered brain injury How language is bringing down Donald Trump Highest-circulation Kentucky newspaper endorses Charles Booker in Senate race MORE (D-N.Y.) have described themselves as democratic socialists. Sanders won New Hampshire’s 2016 Democratic presidential primary with about 60 percent of the vote.

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