California Sen. Harris to speak at NAACP dinner in Ohio

August 8, 2018

FILE - This May 23, 2018 file photo shows Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaking in Washington. Harris has been the target of social media misinformation campaigns since she became a U.S. senator. Every month for the last 18 months, her office has discovered on average between three and five fake Facebook profiles pretending to be hers, according to a Harris aide. It's unclear who creates the pages, which are often designed to mislead American voters about the ambitious Democratic senator's policies and positions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

CINCINNATI (AP) — A U.S. senator who’s considered a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2020 will keynote an NAACP dinner in Ohio.

The Cincinnati chapter of the civil rights group says California Sen. Kamala (KAH’-muh-luh) Harris will speak Oct. 6 at its annual Freedom Fund dinner in the downtown Cincinnati convention center.

The 53-year-old former state attorney general for California was elected to the Senate in 2016. She is working on a book to be published next year. She was born to an Indian mother and Jamaican father. She graduated from historically black Howard University and earned her law degree at University of California Hastings College of the Law before becoming a prosecutor.

Ohio is an often-pivotal swing state that Republican Donald Trump carried in 2016 after Barack Obama twice carried it.

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