A pair of San Diego state legislators are among a group of more than 30 Democratic Assembly members to endorse Sen. Kamala Harris in her run for the Democratic presidential nomination, the Harris campaign announced Thursday.
Assembly members Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, and Tasha Boerner-Horvath, D-Encinitas, joined 31 other Assembly members in endorsing Harris, one of 23 candidates currently running for the Democratic Party nomination. The group of legislators total more than half of the Democratic caucus in the Assembly.
Harris also confirmed the endorsement of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, and has previously received public backing from Gov. Gavin Newsom. Harris and Newsom worked together in both the state government and San Francisco’s local government prior to being elected to their current positions.
“I’m honored to have the endorsement of Speaker Rendon and so many leaders from across California in this campaign,” Harris. “Working together, California will again reject this president and his attacks on our immigrant communities, our environment and access to affordable health care, while pursuing a new path for the country toward truth and justice.”
Harris is one of two California members of Congress currently running for president, the other being Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Pleasanton. To date, Harris has received the endorsement of more than 40 other state officials like Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, mayors of cities like San Francisco and Sacramento and 22 state Senators, including Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego.
According to RealClearPolitics, Harris is generally polling among the top-five candidates for the nomination along with former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
–City News Service