Explaining Kamala Harris, Who People Often Fight About

Do you wish you knew more about every Democrat running for president? But you also have a life or at least pretend to and don’t want to waste the little precious moments you have Googling my two-dozen wretched sons and daughters? (Tough, but fair.) Not to worry—I’ve taken on the task of explaining what you need to know about each of the 2020 candidates in 60 seconds or less.

Kamala Harris, senator from California, often pitches herself as a “progressive prosecutor,” which is in many ways a rebrand of her actual record. She started her campaign in January as a frontrunner, slipped behind in early polls, but saw a surge of support after the first Democratic debate. Can she hold onto this momentum for the one million years until the election?


Producer: Phoebe Bradford, Creative Producer: Cuong Ngo, Senior Producer: Jennifer Perry, Camera: Santiago Garcia



I can’t stop cackling about Ashley Reese saying that if Harris were to be sorted into any Hogwarts house she would be “Slytherin, 100%”. I won’t deny that she’s ambitious but her level of sincerity does seem questionable.