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Kamala Harris speaks at campaign event in Denver Tuesday afternoon

Vice President Kamala Harris stops in Denver to campaign, visit brewery
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Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at a campaign event in the Denver metro area on Tuesday afternoon. She took the stage at 3:30 p.m. and spoke for about 15 minutes. 

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Harris asked a welcoming crowd in Denver, "What kind of country do we want to live in?"  

She drew a contrast in a politically charged speech between what she called fear and hate or law and order. Harris slammed Republicans for not passing a bi-partisan immigration bill that offered more money for border patrol saying, "while we want to fix a problem, they want to run on a problem because they got nothing else to run on."

Harris talked about gun violence, "gun violence is now the number one killer of children in America."   

She claimed the Biden Administration passed the first gun safety laws in 30 years.

While much of her speech at the Exdo Center aimed to draw a contrast between the Biden Administration and Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, she only mentioned his name once and said, "It's on us now, it's on us to recognize the threat he poses."

She also touched on issues from the border to rising healthcare costs and talked about how the Biden administration is working to provide relief for student loan borrowers. 

"In 2020, you said we need to do more to deal with the issue of student loan debt. People are struggling. And because you organized and because you voted, President Biden and I have canceled nearly $138 billion in student loan debt... on average, more than $30,000 per person," said Harris. 

Harris' stop in Colorado is part of a five-state swing, including Arizona, Nevada, California and Minnesota. She also talked about supporting small businesses, advancing economic opportunity, and building a strong economy.

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