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Kamala Harris secures two democratic chair endorsements in Iowa

Posted at 2:01 PM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 17:01:09-04

DES MOINES, Iowa — California Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has secured two Democratic chair endorsement in Iowa, according to her campaign.

Vanessa Phelan, the chair of the Northwest Des Moines Democrats, announced her endorsement of the senator after she met and spoke with Harris at her Des Moines town hall on Wednesday evening.

“As a mother, I need a candidate who will fight for the future. As an activist, I need a candidate who inspires more people to fight today. I need a fearless boundary-breaker, a daughter of immigrants, an accomplished professional who bends the system until it works for the people,” Phelan said.

On Thursday, West Des Moines chair Victor Dutchuk endorsed Harris after hosting her at the annual West Des Moines Democrat picnic. The endorsements comes as Harris wraps up a three-day trip across Iowa.

Harris said she raised $2 million in the 24 hours after her breakout performance during last month's Democratic debates, where she sparred with former Vice President Joe Biden over his civil rights record.