Karen Bass and media mischief in horse-race parlay making

Don’t care as long as we win. Prefer Harris, Warren, and Duckworth to stay in the Senate. Rice would make a better “heartbeat away” than Demings or any of the others. Democrats can’t keep defaulting to “party elders” or the corporatists.

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Karen Bass, who has been described as a politician that doesn't seek headlines, was billed as the “anti–Kamala Harris” in an earlier Politico report, and responded with displeasure over the characterization.

“Senator Kamala Harris has spent her entire life fighting for the people,” she tweeted last week. “I would never want to be labeled the 'anti–Kamala Harris.' We're fortunate to have had her as Attorney General and now as Senator. She would be an excellent VP and the same goes for anyone else on the list.”

Bass' and Harris' offices did not respond to a Newsweek request for comment.

One concern from Democrats about Bass as a possible running mate is that with a public health crisis and sharp economic slowdown, voters won't have the bandwidth to get to know a new figure on the national stage, an area where Harris who has undergone public scrutiny and is well-known doesn't have the same problem.

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— Alan He (@alanhe) July 27, 2020

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— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) July 28, 2020

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— Rob Taber (@RobTaber) July 27, 2020

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— Armin Rosen (@ArminRosen) July 28, 2020

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— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) July 27, 2020

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