Mike DeWald (@mike_dewald)
The tight race that is the 2020 Democratic presidential primary made its first impact into Sonoma County Friday night as Senator Kamala Harris brought her campaign to Healdsburg for an evening fundraising reception at the Hotel Healdsburg. Harris appeared at a reception, hosted by Electing Women Bay Area, speaking to a gathering of roughly 100 supporters, politicians, and prominent local Democrats. Harris spoke for 20 minutes before taking questions from the audience and meeting supporters. Harris spoke to California’s new relevancy in the presidential primary process
“For me the measure of our success will be that, at the end of this process, we are relevant,” said Harris in her remarks to supporters, “in order to ensure that I believe it’s very important, especially in this phase of the campaign, that is listen as much if not more than I talk.”
Tickets for the private fundraiser ranged from $1,000-$2,800. Harris becomes the first major Democratic candidate to visit Sonoma County along the campaign trail. The Senator from California is riding high following positive reviews from her performance in the first Democratic debate, as well as a new Quinnipiac poll showing her as the new front runner in California.
Next up for Harris is the upcoming second Democratic debate hosted by CNN on July 31st in Detroit. Harris will once again square of against former Vice President Joe Biden on the second night of the two-night debate.