Hillary Clinton’s inner circle, becoming increasingly convinced that she is no longer a viable candidate for 2020, is turning to another woman to represent them in 2020: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).
Over the weekend, Harris, whose grating interruptions of various nominees from President Trump have studded the news, and the same woman whose lying is rampant (making her an ideal substitute for Clinton), met with major Democratic operatives and fundraisers in the Hamptons.
As the New York Post reported:
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 fundraiser 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.
Harris recently derided the notion that she would run in 2020, telling the Los Angeles Times, “I’ve got to stay focused.”
But a “Democratic insider” quoted by the Post said that was camouflage, calling Harris, “the big Democratic star,” and adding that Harris’ visit to the Hamptons was precisely to lay the groundwork for a 2020 run. The source 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.”