Source: Wall Street Journal
Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, picking his former Democratic primary opponent to be the first Black woman nominated for vice president by a major party.
Mr. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, described Ms. Harris as “One of the country’s finest public servants” in a tweet announcing his decision Tuesday.
“Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau,” he wrote, referring to his late son, Beau Biden, who worked with Ms. Harris while serving as Delaware’s attorney general.
Mr. Biden, who started his running mate search by promising to pick a woman and weighing about a dozen candidates, had been under pressure from some of his allies to pick a woman of color.
Mr. Biden said shortly after Ms. Harris exited the presidential race that he would consider her for his running mate if he won the nomination.
Ms. Harris endorsed Mr. Biden after Super Tuesday, campaigning with him at a rally in Detroit ahead of the Michigan primary, and she has since helped raise money for his White House bid.
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