Professor McDaniel: Harris' Departure from Presidential Race Will Pressure Candidates to Appeal to Voters of Color

Wednesday, December 04, 2019
THE GLOBE AND MAIL (TORONTO) -- Polls show Ms. Harris’ supporters are likely to shift toward either Ms. Warren or Mr. Biden — boosting momentum for the two leading candidates heading into primaries in February, while raising questions about how the party can appeal to diverse voters. “You’re going to see pressure on these candidates to speak to the issues that matter to African American voters, Latino voters, to Asian voters,” said Jason McDaniel, a political scientist at San Francisco State University. “But this is not the voters in the Democratic Party saying we don’t like candidates of color.”