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Biden chooses Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

Associated Press

Joe Biden has decided on his running mate and has started telling people close to him as he nears the most consequential announcement of his political career.

Posted: Aug 11, 2020 4:26 PM
Updated: Aug 11, 2020 5:09 PM

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Joe Biden has chosen California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate.

It’s a move that fulfills the wish of Democrats clamoring to see a woman of color on a major party’s presidential ticket for the first time in history.

Harris, 55, was elected to the Senate in 2016 after serving as California’s attorney general. Harris competed against Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination but left the race before voting began as she struggled to raise money.

One of Harris’ standout moments of her presidential campaign came at the expense of Biden, when she slammed his past opposition to school busing.

You make a lot of important decisions as president. But the first one is who you select to be your Vice President. I’ve...

Posted by Joe Biden on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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