Two Congressional Black Caucus members gave endorsements to Democratic Senator Kamala Harris for the 2020 presidential race, after her excellent performance in the first Democratic debate, The Hill reported.
Frederica Wilson and Bobby Rush have become the fifth and sixth supporters of the CBC endorsing Kamala Harris.
Harris has been in competition with fellow Democratic contender, Sen. Cory Booker, for endorsements from members of the powerful group.
African American voters are a key constituency in the Democratic Party and securing the support of black lawmakers would give a significant boost to either campaign.
Harris has seen her stock in the Democratic primary rise significantly since her debate performance in Miami, Florida.
Harris’s breakout moment came in a heated back-and-forth with Joe Biden during which she criticized the former vice president’s opposition to federally mandated busing to desegregate schools.
“There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day,” Harris said to Biden. “That little girl was me.”
Biden called Harris’s criticism a “mischaracterization” of his views and said his issue was with the Department of Education administering busing policies.