Biden – Harris Ticket

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Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris as running mateBy NNPACalifornia Sen. Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s choice for vice president.Following months of speculation and debate over whether Biden should pick a Black woman as his running mate, Harris was named Tuesday as Biden’s choice.Biden reportedly had called Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), former Ambassador Susan Rice, and three other candidates to inform them on Tuesday morning that they were not his pick.Harris had routinely been seen as the top pick, but her clashes with Biden during the Democratic debates appeared to give Biden pause.However, Biden had been photographed in recently weeks with talking points which noted not to hold a grudge against Harris.Sworn in as Senator in 2017, Harris became the second African American woman and the first South Asian-American senator in history.She has said that her life as a prosecutor and fighting justice was inspired by her mother, an Indian American immigrant, activist and breast cancer researcher.Growing up in Oakland, Harris had “a stroller-eye view of the Civil Rights movement,” according to her official biography.Through the example of courageous leaders like Thurgood Marshall, Constance Baker Motley, and Charles Hamilton Houston, Harris said she learned the kind of character it requires to...

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