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Kamala Harris plans to make 2020 decision "over the holiday"

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif).
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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) told "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski at the "Know Your Value" event in San Francisco on Saturday that she will decide early next year whether to launch a bid for the White House, saying that "over the holiday" she will "make that decision with my family," per NBC News.

Why it matters: Harris' move would help to clarify what is expected to be a crowded field of Democratic primary candidates. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is currently a candidate du jour — and other top contenders like Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden have indicated they could make their decisions soon.

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