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US Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Announces Kamala Harris As Running Mate

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American politician, Joe Biden has named California senator Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate, a historic choice he believes will bolster his chances in 2020 US election.

This caps a months-long search for a Democratic partner to challenge President Donald Trump in November.

Harris, a barrier-breaking former prosecutor, is the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, and is the first Black woman and the first Asian American to run on a major party ticket.

Announcing the new development, Biden tweeted;

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.

His team stated that the two Democrats will deliver remarks on Wednesday, August 12 in Wilmington, Delaware as they kick off their campaign to defeat the Republican Trump.

Biden’s decision is of great consequence, not only for Democrats’ immediate political prospects but for the future of the party.

He has pitched himself as a “transitional candidate” who would serve as a “bridge” to a new generation of leaders, fueling speculation that should he be elected, he would be a one-term-president.

His running mate will be considered Biden’s potential successor and the person who could become the nation’s first female president.

Only two women have previously been nominated for the vice presidency of a major political party and neither was successful: Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska, in 2008, and the congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro in 1984.

Angela Davis, the philosopher and activist who became a prominent figure in the Black Power movement, was twice nominated as the vice presidential nominee of the Communist Party in the 1980s.

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