Even the Democrats are beginning to realize their party is failing.
While Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer delude themselves and other 2018 hopefuls to come aboard their sinking ship, Hillary Clinton continues to insist she’s the one to lead them.
And one rising Democrat has decided to chase Hillary Clinton’s financial backers all the way to a 2020 run against President Trump.
Sen. Kamala Harris is headed to the Hamptons to take on Hillary Clinton’s biggest donors.
Harris is becoming a star – within her own party of course. The recently and largely unknown senator made quite a stir in her borderline harassment line of questioning targeted at Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
Liberals loved her hatemongering directed at Sessions because now she looks “tough”.
And clearly her confidence is rising. A month and a half ago when asked about running against President Trump in 2020, she responded saying, “I’m not giving that any consideration. I’ve got to stay focused.”
Now she’s meeting with multi-millionaire presidential bid donors?
Let’s not kid ourselves here, Harris is definitely running.
The New York Post reports:
“The Democrats’ ‘Great Freshman Hope,’ Sen. Kamala Harris, is heading to the Hamptons to meet with Hillary Clinton’s biggest backers.
The California senator is being fêted in Bridgehampton on Saturday at the home of MWWPR guru Michael Kempner, a staunch Clinton supporter who was one of her national-finance co-chairs and a led fund-raiser for her 2008 bid for the presidency.
He was also listed as one of the top “bundlers” for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, having raised $3 million.
Guests there to greet Harris are expected to include Margo Alexander, a member of Clinton’s inner circle; Dennis Mehiel, a Democratic donor who is the chairman of the Battery Park City Authority, even though he lives between a sprawling Westchester estate and an Upper East Side pad; designer Steven Gambrel and Democratic National Committee member Robert Zimmerman.
Washington lobbyist Liz Robbins is also hosting a separate Hamptons lunch for Harris.
Harris, a 52-year-old former prosecutor and San Francisco district attorney who went on to become California’s attorney general, was a star of the Senate intelligence committee hearing into President Trump’s ties to Russia, grilling US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Harris has also opposed 18 of Trump’s 22 administration nominees.
Plus, in 2013, former President Obama had to apologize after telling a group that, in addition to being ‘brilliant,’ ‘dedicated’ and ‘tough,’ Harris ‘also happens to be, by far, the best-looking attorney general in the country.’
Despite being less than seven months into her new job as senator, Harris is already said to be the Democrats’ top fund-raiser and is being talked about as a 2020 presidential hopeful.
Harris has denied having ‘national aspirations,’ but this Hamptons trip proves it isn’t far from her mind.
A Democratic insider said, ‘Kamala is the big Democratic star right now, at a time when they badly need a star.
She’s coming to the Hamptons to meet key people as she takes a national stage, and expands her influence and ambitions.’”
Harris likely loves this newfound national attention she’s receiving, but it won’t matter how much money she receives for a 2020 presidential bid. She’s going to get crushed by President Trump regardless.