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Californians first met Kamala Harris in splashy newspaper stories that zeroed in on her clothes, her personality, and her boyfriend. It wasn’t the first time she’d be treated to sexist media coverage.
The times have changed and the nationwide reckoning with the treatment of women may shield the Democratic senator a bit, but those early experiences could prepare Harris well for the scrutiny she would face if she’s picked to be Joe Biden’s running mate in a no-holds-barred fight with President Donald Trump.
Insider interviewed 10 people in Harris’ orbit — including journalists who covered her, her former colleagues and California Democratic insiders — who view the early reporting on her political career as regrettable.
“I do think women candidates have always been treated differently than men candidates, and I think that’s true today,” said Louise Renne, former San Francisco City Attorney who was Harris’ boss. “But Kamala never let it stop her, and she persevered.”
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Californians met Kamala Harris more than a quarter century ago through splashy newspaper stories that zeroed in on her clothes, her personality, and her boyfriend. Political opponents didn’t mince words either, tarring the aspiring politician with all manner of sexist attacks based off her relationships.

Though times have changed and the nationwide reckoning with the treatment of women may shield the Democratic senator a bit, those early experiences could prepare Harris well for the scrutiny she would face if she’s picked to join a no-holds-barred fight for the White House with a rival who labelled his last opponent a “nasty woman.”

For Harris, one of the first times San Francisco’s beloved Chronicle put her name in the newspaper came in a 1994 gossip column that described Clint Eastwood spilling champagne on her during a celebrity-packed birthday bash. The story dubbed Harris …read more

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