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Commentary: Kamala Harris aces her first test with campaign rollout — with a few hiccups

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sen. Kamala Harris vaulted into serious contention for the Democratic presidential nomination with a campaign kickoff that couldn't have gone much better.

At least, she's in serious contention for now. Sprinters who break from the gate fast sometimes stumble, trip and splatter all over the track. No one knows how Harris will fare when confronted by competitors.

One quality the former California attorney general and San Francisco district attorney did show in her campaign rollout is the grit to compete against stiff odds. She leaped into

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