Former Presidential Rival is Biden’s Running Mate

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Senator Kamala Harris of California is Joe Biden’s running mate for the 2020 presidential election.

A prominent advocate of racial-justice legislation, Ms. Harris was once a former rival who sharply criticized Biden. She is the first black woman and person of Indian descent to be nominated by a major party for national office.

Many believe that if Joe Biden wins the 2020 election, she will likely become de facto party leader in about 4-8 years. Her views tend to mirror that of Joe Biden, and as a reliable ally of the Democratic Party, her presence is expected to appeal to black voters and women.

Her personal story excites many: as a daughter of two immigrant academics, she was raised in Oakland and Berkeley California and attended Howard University for a career in criminal justice. She is only the second black woman ever elected to the Senate.

Of course, she isn’t without flaws; as district attorney of San Francisco and as attorney general of California, she has been the center of high profile cases such as her decision to defend California’s death penalty regardless of her stated opposition to capital punishment.

Ms. Harris and VP Pence will be holding their first debate in October 2020, in Salt Lake City. Whether she becomes the key that brings in the much needed minority and women voters, only time will tell.

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