Kamala Harris: College should be free for students of families making less than $140k

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SAN DIEGO -- U.S. senate candidate Kamala Harris campaigned in North Park Thursday, making her pitch for free college tuition if elected.

Free college tuition is not a new political promise, but Harris says it will be a hallmark of her campaign.

“We need to make community college free for all students. And for families who earn less than $140,000 in a household, their tuition should be free at any public college,” said Harris.

She continues to hold a sizeable lead over Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez, according to a poll released early Wednesday.

Harris, who is California's current attorney general, has the support of California Gov. Jerry Brown,  a majority of the state party, President Obama and Vice President Biden.