Kamala Harris speaks on Supreme Court seat in North Carolina stop

By Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) on

Published in Political News

Harris said the election between presidential candidates Trump and Joe Biden is about "who we are, what we stand for and who we want to be."

Harris is a graduate of Howard University, an HBCU.

Trump campaign spokesperson Gates McGavick said in an emailed statement that Trump's health care agenda lowers health costs, provides flexibility and includes his recent executive order about preexisting conditions.

"Kamala Harris is wasting her time here with a last-minute, low-energy visit to North Carolina," McGavick said.

In the early evening Monday, Harris visited White's Barbershop & Beauty Salon, owned by Sylvester and Rogerline White, for a moderated discussion in the store's parking lot on Hill Street in Southeast Raleigh. Raleigh City Council member Corey Branch was in the socially distanced audience, who sat in chairs set apart by circles marked on the ground.

About 15 people asked questions of Harris, including LeVon Barnes, a Durham Public Schools teacher who has previously run for office.


Barnes asked her about young Black leaders and said he liked her response.

"Her points that we have to tell our young men that they are already leaders instead of telling them they can be leaders was critical," Barnes told The News & Observer.

"Also that mentorship is important, in which I have my own youth empowerment group in Durham. Lastly our young men need to see others that look like them in seats of power that they can aspire to become," Barnes said.

Harris was also asked about how she and Biden would represent Black voters.


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