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Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard to campaign in early-voting states in Feb

WASHINGTON: Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin Senator and Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the USA Congress, the 2 2020 Democratic presidential applicants, on Tuesday announced tour of 4 States which will hold the Democratic primaries early subsequent yr.

Harris, 54, would travel to South Carolina, New Hampshire, Iowa and Nevada later this month, her marketing campaign said.

Daughter of an Indian-American from Tamil Nadu, Harris had officially introduced her marketing campaign overdue last month from her native land of Oakland which was once attended by means of an impressive 20,000 folks.

In lower than an hour of her formal launch, she raised greater than USD1.five million.

Tulsi Gabbard, 37, the Democratic colleague of Harris within the House of Representatives, who officially introduced her marketing campaign over the weekend could be in Iowa and Chicago this month, in step with a press release by means of her marketing campaign.

"In Chicago, Tulsi will be visiting faith and advocacy leaders from a spectrum of denominations and cultural backgrounds. In Iowa, Tulsi will be sitting down with community leaders including the Asian-American, Latino, and youth communities," a media unencumber said.

Both Gabbard and Harris have a wide enhance base within the Indian-American group, which constitutes just one in line with cent of the USA population, but are known for his or her fund-raising features.

Indian-Americans can play a key function in one of the key early primary states if the competition is close.

Harris, in step with her marketing campaign, would spend last two weeks within the four early primary States. Beginning with South Carolina, she will swing by means of New Hampshire (February 18-19), Iowa (February 23-24) and Nevada (February 28-March 1), in step with an advisory launched by means of her marketing campaign.

The 2020 presidential primaries would kick off on February 3 with Iowa Caucus. This could be followed by means of New Hampshire primary on February 11, Nevada Caucus on February 22 and South Carolina primary on February 29.

The Super Tuesday is scheduled for March 3 which may have primaries in Alabama, California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia.

Several of the opposite Democratic presidential applicants have also announced their aim to be in these early primary States this month. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker plans to be in Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire this month.

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has already made journeys to Iowa and New Hampshire after announcing her presidential bid. She plans to be in South Carolina later this month.

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