Kamala Harris Set to Announce Presidential Bid

Sources close to Sen. Kamala Harris say that the freshman senator from California has decided to run for president in 2020 and will announce her candidacy on or around Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Harris, 54, has been making the rounds of television talk shows and appearing at several events this week as part of a brief tour to promote her new book, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey. At every stop, when asked about running for president, Harris has answered with some variation of “I’m not ready yet” to announce her decision, citing family considerations. But several sources knowledgeable about her plans say she is ready, and has in fact decided to run, with the enthusiastic blessing of her husband and two stepchildren.