Kamala Harris confronts the elephant in the play in the election campaign



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By Benjy Sarlin

PORTSMOUTH, NH – Senator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Kicked off her first New Hampshire City Hall. She asked the audience to let her address the "elephant in the room" before going any further.

The crowd was waiting for her to continue … Was it about his file of Attorney General and Attorney General? Was he acting out of his position on climate change or health care? Was it about the Jussie Smollett case, about which a journalist had questioned her earlier in the day?

"I have plans to participate in New Hampshire," she said at Monday's event. "I have the intention of spending time here.I have the intention to shake all the hands that I can.I want to talk with you, I want to listen to you, I want to be challenged by you. "

It was one of the many times Harris had made his point of view during his visit. "I intend to do well here," she said Tuesday during a speech at a breakfast "Politics and Eggs" at St. Anselm College.

From the outside, it would have seemed too obvious to mention: Why would a presidential candidate be there if not to campaign?

But in a state that may have trouble defending its first-ranking status in the nation and whose voters like to see their candidates closely and where, often, Harris knew she could have skeptics. After all, it was not just his first stop in the New Hampshire campaign, it was his first visit to the state.

The first-year Democratic nominee who appears at the party's inauguration goes further south to South Carolina, where black women constitute a potentially decisive electoral bloc, and to California, where his advantage over his country from his home country is not so great. Origin could help to win a treasure of delegates a few days later.


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