In a show of force aimed at locking down support in California — an early primary state critical to her 2020 hopes — Sen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday announced the backing of a score of Democratic California statewide officers.
The Harris campaign Tuesday will announce the backing of California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, State Treasurer Fiona Ma, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, POLITICO has learned.
The crowd of new endorsements is just the latest in Harris’ aggressive efforts to dominate California, the nation’s most populous state — where a potential mother lode of delegates are at stake on March 3 in the Super Tuesday early primary.
Gov. Gavin Newsom endorsed her last week.