Dolores Huerta, the iconic labor and civil rights leader who co-founded what became the United Farm Workers, is endorsing Sen. Kamala Harris for president... Huerta, who started the National Farmworkers Association alongside the late Cesar Chavez, is also signing onto Harris’ campaign as a California co-chair, joining Rep. Barbara Lee, a former Congressional Black Caucus chair, who endorsed Harris on Wednesday.Gosh, Kamala Harris really is lining up some significant early endorsements. This suggests organizational strengths that will matter mightily soon enough. I also understand that since her campaign rollout she has been polling third behind the male pale stale Biden and Bernie (who have obvious name-recognition advantages this early out -- a billion billion local goddesses, I beg you, please, prevent their nomination!) while, interestingly, neither Elizabeth Warren nor Kirsten Gillibrand seems to have moved the needle much with their own rollouts. We'll see what, if anything, that portends. Harris is shaping up to be the frontrunner as far as I can see. That worries and encourages me in about equal measure, to be honest, and memories of HRC remain, to say the least, raw as a sawblade. As I said when I read Barbara Lee's endorsement, I'm intrigued by Harris's professionalism early out but not yet ready to commit to any of the candidates myself. I still like Warren and Brown quite well, I find Booker more than usually charismatic whatever my quibbles with him, and Beto is a real question mark for me and I am quite open to hearing his answers. Yeah, I'd hold my nose and vote for Biden or Bernie if it came, somehow, unaccountably, to that truly yucky eventuality.
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Saturday, February 16, 2019
Harris Is The Frontrunner
via the generally-vile Politico: