Rising stars in the Democratic Party: Kamala Harris

Sep 5, 2012

Democratic National Convention: Day 1

Co-Chair of the Rules Committee, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris stands at the podium during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The Democratic Party has made it clear that the goal the convention is to define the election as “a choice between…an economy built to last for middle class Americans or a return to the failed policies of…tax breaks for the wealthy.” Convention speakers have been chosen to make this as obvious as possible, including California’s Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, known for her pivotal role in the National Mortgage Settlement.


Does talking about the economy put the Democrats in a bad light considering where the country is at economically? Or does it force people to examine the economic plans for both parties?


Kamala Harris, attorney general, California

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