On Monday, the day before she would make history as the first woman of color on a major party’s ticket, California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris appeared in a fundraising email endorsing Al Gross for Alaska’s U.S. Senate.
Gross, a Democrat-backed independent, has continued to gain national attention as polling suggests he could be able to make this year’s race competitive. He’s also gained the support of former vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine and the Lincoln Project, an Republican group opposed to Trump.
Harris’ endorsement, like others, focuses on Gross’ career as a doctor.
“With a pandemic still raging and Donald Trump tweeting dangerous pseudoscience and falsehoods, there’s so much on the line this election. That’s why we need leaders like Dr. Al Gross fighting alongside me in the Senate to protect our planet, our schools, and our access to affordable health care,” she said. “Together, we can make it happen. In November, we will flip the Senate and ditch Mitch McConnell, but we can’t do it without defeating Dan Sullivan right here in Alaska.”
Gross is seeking the Alaska Democratic Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate as a nonpartisan candidate. He received the official backing of the party in October 2019.