As the fourth woman out of the ranks of the Democrats, Kamala Harris has declared its intention to be President of the United States. The 54-year-old Senator from California, and thus belongs to the growing field of Democrats who want to challenge in the coming year, the Republican incumbent, Donald Trump.

“I’m running for the presidency,” said Harris on Monday on Twitter. In a Video you said to justify, the American values of truth, justice, decency, equality, freedom and democracy were at stake.

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Harris, the second black American in history, was elected to the us Senate. There, the former state attorney, represents since 2017 the state of California.

Harris chose the Martin-Luther-King-Day to announce to your application. On the national holiday in the United States, the black civil rights activist who was assassinated in 1968.

Before Harris had already explained to several Democrats, their application to candidacy, among them three women: The Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren, and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. The candidate of the party filtered in state-wide primaries. In the case of the election of 2016, Democrat Hillary Clinton was set Trump.