The town hall Monday night was her first public event in Iowa - the state will host the first presidential caucuses of the primary season - since she declared her candidacy.
Ms Harris is among the first major Democrats to jump into what is expected to be a crowded 2020 presidential contest. One of her Senate Republican colleagues said it proves that the Democratic primary will be "the battle to see who can move further and further to the insane left".
Harris announced her candidacy for president January 21. Fast forward to 2016, and Clinton secured the same lift to the nomination over Bernie Sanders by winning the Black vote handily.
Fox News reported that her comments appear to support not merely expanding Medicare, but calling for single-payer health insurance, something that experts say would costs tens of trillions of dollars over a decade.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Monday endorsed Sen.
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So far she has largely evaded attempts to pigeonhole her, allowing supporters to pitch her as a candidate that can unite the disparate... With Harris claiming 27 percent of the vote, the poll showed support for the Democrat almost doubling since a similar January 8 survey. Medicare-for-All? Just 37 percent of Americans want it when informed their health plans would disappear - and just wait until they hear about the increased taxes. The Green New Deal is dead on arrival; try polling Americans on whether they want the government to ban their cars. A 2017 poll found most Americans support paid paternal leave as well. In 2013, Harris' office also argued against the release of Daniel Larsen - even after he was proven innocent by the Innocence Project - because they claimed his petition for release was late. That last part is key. A Sacramento Bee reporter told the publication that Brown "had a succession of girlfriends" and would "go to a party with his wife on one arm and his girlfriend on the other".
Civil rights advocate Lateefah Simon responded: "(Ms Harris) became a prosecutor to give the job a perspective it had sorely lacked: "a voice for the voiceless and vulnerable.
On immigration, she blasted Trump's "inhumane" policy that has led to child separations at the border, and said he has failed young immigrants who were brought to the country as children.
Schultz's announcement drew sharp rebukes from Democrats, who warned he would siphon off Democratic votes and clear Trump's path to re-election.
"And guys, let us understand what is happening here: people in power are trying to convince us that the villain in our American story in each other", Ms. Harris said, adding that "age-old forms of hate with new fuel", including racism, sexism and homophobia were real in America.