WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California has scheduled her first campaign trip to Iowa before Election Day, stoking speculation about a potential 2020 presidential campaign.
The first-term senator plans stops on Oct. 22-23 in what will be her first visit to nation's leadoff presidential caucus state since she was elected in 2016. She was last in the state when, as San Francisco's district attorney, she campaigned for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential bid.
Harris is among a large group of Democrats, including several senators, who are contemplating a challenge to President Donald Trump. She has won increased attention in recent weeks for her visible role on the Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Harris, a former California attorney general, has campaigned actively for other Democrats running in the 2018 elections, raising and donating more than $6.5 million for candidates and committees this cycle, spokeswoman Lily Adams said.
Harris will hold campaign events in South Carolina on Oct. 19 and Wisconsin on Oct. 21. She has recently campaigned for Democrats in Ohio and Arizona.
The senator will stop in Des Moines on Oct. 22 and end her trip in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 23 with stops also in between, Adams said.