US Presidential candidate Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate

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Published: August 12,2020 09:07 AM
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August 12, 2020: US Presidential candidate Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 Presidential election on Tuesday.

August 12, 2020: US Presidential candidate Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 Presidential election on Tuesday.



Harris, who was born in Oakland, California, and whose father is Jamaican and Mother Tamilian from South India, will be the first black and Indian American on a Major US Party ticket.





She is also only the fourth woman in history to be chosen for on a major party's Presidential ticket.



In choosing Harris, Biden is embracing a former rival from the Democratic primary who is familiar with the unique rigor of a national campaign.





“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. In a text message to supporters, Biden said, “Together, with you, we’re going to beat Trump.”







Biden, who spent eight years as President Barack Obama’s vice president, has spent months weighing who would fill that same role in his White House. He pledged in March to select a woman as his vice president, easing frustration among Democrats that the presidential race would center on two white men in their 70s.