U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris, winding through the state in the final days of the primary campaign, visited a Brazilian steakhouse here, brushing past a family proud of their newly minted graduate and thanking a man in his Navy uniform for his service.
Harris, the Democratic frontrunner, was ready to pile back into her campaign bus when a local TV reporter approached, asking for a few minutes of her time. No policy, she assured Harris, who is challenging Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Orange, and several Republicans in Tuesday’s primary election.
The first question involved her favorite food, and Harris laughed.
She loves French fries – with gravy, she said. The interview also revealed her affection for reggae music (the attorney general, after all, is the daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica).
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“That would probably be the first (genre) I would go to,” Harris said.
She was stumped, however, when asked who would play her in a movie. “Oh, I have no idea,” Harris said, shaking her head. “I have no idea.”
“Someone really glamorous?” the reporter gently prodded.
Or, “someone really tough?”
Harris did suggest it should be an actor who knew her story.
Standing off camera, Harris’ husband, Douglas Emhoff, had a suggestion: “Kerry,” as in Kerry Washington, of the show “Scandal.”
Then, Emhoff mused about who would play him. Someone suggested Bradley Cooper.
“Oh,” he said, sounding delighted.
Harris then headed off to a union hall southeast of downtown, before visiting the Hillcrest business district. She’ll visit Los Angeles Saturday and Sunday, and then head up north.