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Kamala Harris to decide on 2020 US presidential bid over holidays

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

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 post will be a family decision.

"It will ultimately be a family decision," Harris told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host on Saturday during an event in

"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 Donald Trump's reelection bid, reported.

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

During the 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.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 11:10 IST