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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as Vice President for 2020

Joe Biden has just named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. This is a history making selection, Kamala Harris is the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket. This vital selection hereby acknowledges the vital role that Black voters will have in the Democratic bid for the White House. Additionally, Kamala Harris’s father is Jamaican and her mother is Asian-American, which makes her even more diversified and such a strong candidate.

Joe Biden - “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked Kamala Harris, a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants, as my running mate. "Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I'm proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign."

Kamala Harris

Harris joins Biden in the 2020 race at a moment of unprecedented national crisis, in choosing Harris, Biden is embracing a former rival from the Democratic primary who is familiar with the unique rigor of a national campaign. Harris, a 55-year-old first-term senator, is also one of the party’s most prominent figures and quickly became a top contender for the No. 2 spot after her own White House campaign ended.

Kamala Harris has risen to the top of an all-star field of finalists that reportedly included former national security adviser Susan Rice; Reps. Karen Bass, D-Calif., and Val Demings, D-Fla.; Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.; and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

America is going through one of its most challenging periods in its recent history, with the coronavirus pandemic claiming the lives of more than 150,000 people in the U.S., unemployment numbers on the rise, business closures and personal financial hardships resulting from the pandemic have caused an economic collapse. Additionally, the social unrest that has emerged across the country as Americans protest racism, police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement; the fight for the White House and the challenge of restoring America will be a difficult one.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will deliver remarks in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday - “working together to restore the soul of the nation and fight for working families to move the country forward,” the Biden campaign said.

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