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An Indian-Origin US Senator Popularly Compared With Barack Obama May Run Opposite Trump In 2020

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  • Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin US Senator, has said that she will decide whether to consider a presidential bid in 2020 during the upcoming holiday season, according to a media report
  • Harris ranked fifth in a November poll of Democratic voters' preferred nominee to take on President Donald Trump's reelection bid, the Politico News reported

Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin US Senator, has said that she will decide whether to consider a presidential bid in 2020 during the upcoming holiday season, according to a media report.

Harris, 54, said that her decision to whether run for the president post will be a family decision.  

"It will ultimately be a family decision," Harris told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski on December 1 during an event in San Francisco.

"And over the holiday I will make that decision with my family," Harris said. 

Harris ranked fifth in a November poll of Democratic voters' preferred nominee to take on President Donald Trump's reelection bid, the Politico News reported.

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Born in Oakland, California, she is the daughter of an Indian mother who migrated to the US from Chennai in 1960 and a Jamaican-American father.

Her mother Shyamala Gopalan studied science, specifically endocrinology and complex mechanisms of cancer. Her father Donald Harris grew up in Jamaica, where he became a national scholar and earned the opportunity to study economics in the US.

During the Obama era, she was popularly called as the "female Obama". 

She is considered to be close to Obama, the first black American President, who endorsed her in her various elections including that of the US Senate in 2016.

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