Mar 15 2019 Can a 'top cop' win over progressives in 2020?senior campaign aides say harris will give equal time to all four early states throughout the race. Kamala Harris kicks off 2020 campaign with hometown Oakland rally Read moreHarris says she always been an opponent of the death penalty. While Harris has personally opposed the death penalty, she has said that she defended the law as a matter of professional obligation to the state. Beto O'Rourke's entry in the crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. As far as I'm concerned, the more the merrier, Harris, who's also running, told MSNBC's Peter Alexander on Thursday shortly after O'Rourke kicked off his campaign.