️▶️ Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has chosen California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for a major party’s ticket.
👉 “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 Tuesday afternoon.
“Together, with you, we’re going to beat Trump,” he said in an email to supporters.
Harris was one of nearly two dozen presidential candidates who challenged Biden for the 2020 Democratic nomination.
After winning enough primaries to secure the nomination, Biden promised to pick a female vice-presidential candidate. There was much speculation he would choose a Black woman to run with him.
Harris, 55, was born in California to a Jamaican-born father and an Indian American mother. She gained prominence after she was elected California’s attorney general in 2010, winning the praise of civil rights activists for refusing to defend the state’s Proposition 8 ballot that banned same-sex marriage.
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