Harris, 51, is a career prosecutor serving her second term as the most populous state’s top law enforcement official. She was mentioned as a possible Supreme Court justice after Scalia died unexpectedly at age 79.Harris is a rising Democratic star who has occasionally been compared to President Barack Obama. She campaigned for Obama in both his presidential bids, and he returned the favor by holding a fundraiser for Harris during her successful 2010 campaign to become California’s first female and first minority attorney general.
He once had to apologize after calling Harris the country’s best-looking attorney general. He also praised Harris as “brilliant” and “tough.” California’s June 7 primary will send the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, to the general election in Nov.