Kamala Harris Accused of Affair With Married Man
California politician Willie Brown downplayed his past relationship with Kamala Harris, now a Democratic senator for California, as she launched her presidential campaign.
The 84-year-old former Mayor of San Francisco also claimed a role in boosting Harris’ political career in a piece published in the San Francisco Chronicle over the weekend titled, “Sure, I dated Kamala Harris. So what?”
“Yes, we dated,” Brown wrote in the piece. “Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly speaker. And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco.”
According to Business Insider, Brown connected Harris to powerful campaign donors. When Harris ran against Steve Cooley in 2004 for California’s Attorney General seat, her relationship with Brown was often called into question, especially because of the conflict of interest.
lthough Brown and Harris broke up in 1995 the two have remained political allies.
Now the real question: is her connection to Brown more of an asset or a liability? Only time will tell.