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Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris As Vice Presidential Candidate
Harris will now become a vessel for Democratic hopes for a diverse party empowered by women, as well as for Republican attempts
Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris As Vice Presidential Candidate, First Black Woman
New Delhi: Democratic US Presidential candidate Joe Biden has chosen his running mate this Tuesday, after a months-long search that began with the several dozen options and has ended at the Senator Kamala Harris.
The California Democratic senator has been riding steady in the vice presidential race, with the most observers including those in Biden World thinking that she always remained the favorite.
She has been uncomfortable even though in recent days with the rash of headlines about the perceived tensions with Biden and his team, this nomination put things into the perspective.
"My grandfather was really one of my favorite people in my world," Harris, California's junior US senator, said in a recent interview.
Kamala has Indian heritage. Her mother Shyamal Gopalan a Tamil Indian-American who became a leading cancer researcher and activist passed away from colon cancer in 2009.
While Harris who dropped out the Democratic presidential primary in December was an early front-runner in the vice-presidential sweepstakes, there was still lingering concern about the sting of the debate moment on her chances until Tuesday afternoon.
"Joe Biden here. Big news: I've chosen Kamala Harris as my running mate," Biden wrote in an email to supporters. "Together, with you, we're going to beat Trump."
Harris kicked off her presidential campaign little more than two years after joining the Senate, with an electrifying Oakland, Calif rally than drew more than 22,000 supporters. But she struggled to define herself to voters, shifting from one message to the next.