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Willie Brown Admits To Having A Relationship With Kamala Harris And Says He Influenced Her Career

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Willie Brown Admits To Having A Relationship With Kamala Harris And Says He Influenced Her Career

Willie Brown Admits To Having A Relationship With Kamala Harris And Says He Influenced Her Career

Since Kamala Harris announced she was running for president there have many people trying to dig up information about the Senator. Her past relationship with former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown was brought up and it prompted him to speak out on it.

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There have been misogynistic attacks against Harris, with people accusing her of leveraging her relationship with Brown to get plum government appointments. Brown said he felt compelled to put out a statement about their relationship after getting bombarded with media inquiries about it, but it looks like his response didn’t make things better.

Not only did he admit to having a relationship with Harris but he said he may have helped influence some aspects of her career.

“Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly speaker,” Brown wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle op-ed. “I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco. I have also helped the careers of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a host of other politicians.”

Brown and Harris dated briefly in the mid-1990s after he separated from his wife in 1981. At the time, the media labeled it an “extramarital” relationship. Another scrutiny related to their relationship has been the two jobs that Brown appointed Harris to around the time they were dating.

While this is no way relevant to her qualifications to be president, Harris does not seem to be phased by this at all. In fact, she knew this would be brought up, but has refused to let it overshadow or sidetrack her from her main goal.

“No woman likes to be judged by their relationships. We want to be judged by who we are, not who we are romantically involved with,” said Rebecca Prozan, Harris’s campaign chief.

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