Booker, Biden could make up ground from Kamala Harris’ departure, strategists say

in the vicinityVideoSen. Kamala Harris ends her presidential campaign

California Senator Kamala Harris cited lack of funding for the decision to withdraw from the Democratic presidential field; Peter Doocy reports from Jackson, Mississippi.

Sr., Kamala Harris of the most prolific and best-known presidency was candidate to date out of the race for the democratic nomination.

And with the former California attorney General for suspension of her White house campaign, the natural question is which candidates benefit from the senator’s departure comes?


Democratic strategist neutral in the primary race, the interviewed by Fox News, agreed that the departure of the Harris – the only black candidate in the hunt for the nomination – not dramatically change the breed of horse but it could help, along the edges, some of the remaining candidates for the still-large field of competitors.

Among those called, the could benefit from it, are sen. Cory Booker from New Jersey, former Vice-President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts.

Booker – one of two remaining black candidates in the race along with former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick receives the most nominations. While the former Newark, New Jersey applies to the mayor as the best speakers in the field and has built talented teams in the early voting States, he remains low in the polls, with fundraising and for the first time to miss the qualification for the next primaries debate.

But a long time, the Democratic consultant close to Booker pointed out to inner circle, South Carolina – the first southern state to vote in the primaries – where black voters, a majority of likely Democratic presidential primary voters.

“I think that when we start closer to the South Carolina primary date, Afro-Americans, who speak very closely to the candidates, and the field-throw a shovel down to two African Americans, to get you going, very seriously, and Cory Booker give a good look,” said the adviser, who asked to remain anonymous, and more.


The Harris campaign had been on a downward trend since August, and the candidate who is hovering at just over 3 per cent on average to the most recent national polls and, more importantly, an average of recent polls in Iowa, which kicks the presidential nomination calendar off.

Booker– near with Harris, said on Wednesday that he is frustrated that their voice will now be silenced, in the election campaign. But he can accidentally benefit. Booker mentioned in a recent interview with BuzzFeed on Wednesday that 8 p.m. was the hour of the morning after Harris’ departure, his campaign the ” second-best-hours of fundraising since he announced his candidacy in February.

Note the erosion of the diversity in the field, with Harris exit, he said: “it’s a counter-reaction.”

Date, Biden retains an overwhelming advantage among black voters on the national level and in South Carolina. But a democratic strategist and campaign veteran noted that Harris’ “to develop potential African American voters.”

To stay the strategist, asked, anonymous, not, though, said Harris, “vote enough to share,” your departure “opens the door for Cory Booker to get a shot at the voters. If Biden stumbles and has a really poor showing in Iowa, it opens the door for Booker, the candidate in South Carolina.”

Veteran Democratic consultant Lynda Tran told Fox News that “the voters from the communities of color excited about the variety of the primary field in the history can feel, a house with the Booker campaign.”

But another democratic strategist and campaign veteran, who asked to remain anonymous, that everyone boost for Booker would stay far behind, and stressed that “Booker can win on the margins, but that’s probably not enough of the pulse-burst he needs.”

Patrick, who declared his candidacy could only benefit in three weeks, also. But one of the strategists pointed to Patrick’s slow Start, said: “there is potential there for Deval, but it is yet to be seen whether he can take advantage of.”

There is also an advantage for Biden. Harris always had the potential to resonate with black voters, a key constituency for Biden. One of the strategists no longer pointed out that “Biden has to share the threat of Harris will be able to eat in his voice.”

Wednesday asked, if he consider would be Harris as his running mate if he wins the nomination, Biden told reporters in Iowa, “of course I would. Look, Senator Harris has the ability to have everything you want. I mean it sincerely. I spoke with her yesterday. It is solid, you can be President one day, you will be Vice President, you could go to in order to be a Supreme court justice, you could be attorney General. I mean, she has a tremendous power.”

Another strategist predicted that Buttigieg and Warren could benefit from Harris exit, pointed out that “Kamala the support of highly educated white voters had, as well as with younger to middle-aged African-American voters. As you can see, some go to Warren and Buttigieg, and others will go to Biden.”

But all strategists agree, the end of the Harris campaign won a game-changer for the other candidates.

Tran, who ran the communications for the Obama-era grassroots group Organizing for America and was a founding partner of the communications firm 270 strategies., it is noted that “Harris’ means departure is likely that the other candidates still in the box, you get a second look, both from its core grassroots supporters and the grass stops supporters in favour of either, wrote large checks to the campaign, or all of the above.”

But she stressed that “the voters are largely motivated by the problems — mainly economic issues, and I don’t think that there is a seismic shift in both cases.”

Fox News’ Allie Raffa contributed to this story

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