The good news for Sen. Kamala Harris, now that she has to return to the Senate full time after spending 11 months running for president, is that she will soon have a job that plays to her strength: judging President Trump in his likely impeachment trial. The more troubling news for Harris is that her campaign exposed her vulnerabilities back home. Just 43% of likely California voters surveyed in September thought Harris was doing a good job in the Senate. And even though she often introduced herself as a “proud daughter of California” on the campaign trail, her California siblings didn’t think much of her as a presidential candidate. She was running a distant fifth in a poll taken last month, even in the Bay Area, where voters knew the former San Francisco district attorney best. Home-state voters’ views of Harris are unlikely to improve right away. California officials who cast an eye on the White House in the past had mixed success in readjusting to the smaller stage. “She should come back to what is supposed to be a full-time job and dig in,” said former Gov. Pete Wilson, a Republican who decided in 1995, the middle of his… Read full this story
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