Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his 2020 vice presidential running mate

Biden and Harris

Harris, who early on was a Biden opponent for the nomination, brings the political prowess of winning statewide election in the largest state while also personifying the diversity that key Democratic activists have said is crucial to building grassroots enthusiasm for the ticket.

Biden tweeted the news about Harris to supporters at 4:16 pm, saying, “Together, with you, we’re going to beat Trump.

Amid nationwide protests for racial justice and a reform of policing, Harris served five years as attorney general in California and as a prosecutor in San Francisco. In the Senate, Harris bolstered her reputation as a shrewd debater and questioner of administration officials such as Attorney General William Barr.

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  1. Joe Biden chose Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, betting that her ties to the African-American community and self-branding as a “progressive prosecutor” will help propel him to the White House.

    Harris, 55, who ran against Biden in the Democratic presidential primaries, becomes the first Black woman and first Asian-American on a major party presidential ticket. Known as an aggressive campaigner, the junior senator from California has won statewide elections in the most populous U.S. state three times. She built her early career as district attorney of San Francisco and later California attorney general.

    “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden tweeted.

    The Democratic nominee announced the selection six days ahead of the party’s convention, which begins August 17.

    Biden made his decision based on his own eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president. He often said he hoped to choose a running mate with whom he’d be compatible and shares values, even if she came from a very different background than his.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-11/biden-picks-kamala-harris-as-his-running-mate?srnd=premium&sref=eGA8az79

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