Washington: Kamala Harris, the first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, is set to make her first endorsement in an Iowa campaign on Friday, sources said. Harris, a California Democrat, will endorse Deidre DeJear for Iowa Secretary of State, the informed sources told Politico news.
Harris, however, is not expected to appear in Iowa for the endorsement announcement. But her endorsement of DeJear was not unexpected. Harris’ out-of-California endorsements this year have focussed on non-white candidates, including Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Jahana Hayes in Connecticut.
DeJear is Iowa’s first black nominee for statewide office from a major political party.