Beleaguered VP Kamala Harris Plans An Image Reboot

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Vice-President Kamala Harris is planning an image “reboot” after a troubled first year in office which has seen her poll ratings plummet.

Once seen as Joe Biden’s heir apparent, Ms Harris is in trouble, with Washington insiders suggesting she could be vulnerable to a challenge from other Democrat big hitters – including Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg – if Mr Biden does not seek a second term.

Hoping to get her fortunes back on track, Ms Harris has hired Jamal Simmons as communications director.

A political veteran, Mr Simmons has generated controversy claimed that George Bush stole the 2000 election from Al Gore.

The vice president plans to raise her media profile with a heavier schedule of public appearances.

Mr Simmons steps in just over a month after her high-profile spin doctor, Symone Sanders quit – the latest in a series of resignations from the vice president’s office in recent months.

Her latest poll rating shows a net disapproval rating of 11.4 points, even worse than Mr Biden’s 9.3 and Donald Trump’s 10-point gap.

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