Booker, Biden could gain ground from Kamala Harris' departure, strategists say

Sen. Kamala Harris was the most high-profile and well-known presidential candidate to date to drop out of the race for the Democratic nomination.

And with the former California attorney general’s suspension of her White House campaign comes the natural question – which candidates will benefit from the senator’s departure?


Democratic strategists interviewed by Fox News agreed that the departure of Harris – the only black female candidate in the hunt for the nomination – won’t dramatically alter the horserace but could help, along the margins, some of the remaining candidates in the still large field of contenders.

Among those mentioned who could benefit are Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Booker – one of two remaining black candidates in the race along with former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick – gets the most mentions. While the former Newark, New Jersey mayor is considered the best orator in the field and has built up talented teams in the early voting states, he remains low in the polls, has struggled with fundraising and for the first time may

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