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'We can’t afford to be purists,' Sen. Kamala Harris warns progressive Democrats

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris. (Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press)
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris. (Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press)

Amid all the self-reflection and infighting among Democrats about how they find their way out of the wilderness in Washington, Sen. Kamala Harris is emerging as a more nuanced political character than many on either side of the political line expected.

California’s freshman senator has embraced an approach somewhat at odds with her liberal image as she talked about the path back for Democrats and why she won’t unconditionally slam the door on working with Republican President Donald Trump.

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