An Odd Political Pitch For 'Auntie Kamala'

As we round third in the primary election season, candidates making that mad dash toward home are liable to whatever it takes to make it. So you're going to see some very odd ads in the next week or so (though maybe not as odd as this ad — which wasn't enough to win the election!).

Take this ad which landed in San Franciscans' e-mail inboxes (and was on Facebook) and with the subject header “My Auntie Kamala.” San Francisco District Attorney — and would-be Attorney General — Kamala Harris' pitch from her niece, Meena, includes the following missive:

As a child, I was always both fascinated and inspired by my aunt

Kamala's work as a prosecutor. More so, I found it amusing that my

sweet, loving “Auntie” was also a no-nonsense trial lawyer putting

hardened criminals behind bars. It was very clear to me early on that

she was not only a tough woman, but also had the thoughtful vision,

know-how, and leadership to make a real impact.

It's not surprising that a candidate for statewide office would have the enthusiastic support of her niece. What is surprising, based on the above text is that Meena Harris is not a 12-year-old toting a teddy bear — but a Stanford graduate and student at the Harvard School of Law.

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