Democratic VP nominee Kamala Harris holds campaign stop in Miami

Senator speaks in Miami Gardens
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.
Posted at 1:13 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 16:29:31-04

MIAMI — Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., made a campaign stop Thursday in South Florida.

Harris arrived with her husband, Doug Emhoff, in Miami shortly after 11 a.m.

This is the California senator's first visit to Florida since Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden named her his running mate on Aug. 11.

Harris held an event in Miami Gardens with U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., Miami Shores Mayor Crystal Wagar and other leaders at Florida Memorial University to discuss challenges facing the African-American community in South Florida.

The senator attacked Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic and referenced new audio released Wednesday that the president "wanted to always play it down."

At the same time, Emhoff hosted a community event with U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Miami-Dade Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and rabbis to discuss issues to the Jewish community at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center.

Harris' campaign stop comes two days after President Trump visited Jupiter, where he announced he would extend a ban on offshore drilling in Florida.

Recent polls have shown a tightening race in Florida between Trump and Biden.