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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate

(VOFNEWS.ORG)– Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate. He announced Tuesday that his running mate will be Kamala Harris for the 2020 election ballot, making the California senator Kamala Harris the first Black woman to run on a major political party’s presidential ticket. 

In selecting Harris, Biden adds a former primary rival who centered her own presidential bid on her readiness to take on Trump and show Americans she would fight for them. 

Harris’ selection comes months after Biden committed to picking a woman to join him on the Democratic ticket. Kamala Harris, 55, is now the third woman to hold a ticket of vice presidential candidate for a major political party, following Geraldine Ferraro as the Democratic vice presidential pick in 1984 and Sarah Palin served as the Republican vice presidential pick in 2008.

Kamala Harris active in local and state poilitics

Kamala Harris born and grew up in Oakland, has represented California in the U.S. Senate alongside fellow Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein has represented California since 2017. She currently serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Select Committee On Intelligence and the Committee On Budget.

Before a senate member, Harris served two terms as the district attorney in San Francisco and was California’s attorney general, the first woman of color to hold that office. She previously worked in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

Harris announced her run for the presidency in January 2019. She suspended her campaign in December citing a lack of funding.

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