Presumptive democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. has selected his vice-presidential running mate: Senator Kamala Harris of California.
The nomination makes 55-year-old Harris the first Black person in history to be nominated for vice president of a major political party, as well as the first Asian American to be nominated. Biden's vice-presidential pick also makes Harris the fourth woman to be nominated for the position.
In recent months, Harris has been a staunch supporter of Biden, though as opponents in the race for the nomination, Harris and Biden were rivals and especially vocal about their disagreements during debates. After leaving the race, Harris has praised Biden and fundraised for him.
Harris began her career fighting for working families in California as a prosecutor, later becoming San Francisco's District Attorney and eventually being elected California Attorney General. She was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, where she serves, currently.
"Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I'm proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign," said Biden.
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