Why Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his VP

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  • Ever since former Vice President Joe Biden announced he would be choosing a woman as his VP candidate, speculation ran rampant about who it would be. In mid-August, just a week ahead of the Democratic National Convention, he announced it would be California Sen. Kamala Harris. Chris Cillizza explains why.

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    Here’s why Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris as his VP
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/11/politics/joe-biden-kamala-harris-vp/index.html

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    In This Story: Joe Biden

    Joe Biden is an American politician who served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator for Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

    Biden is the Democratic presidential nominee for the 2020 election, running against the incumbent, Donald Trump.

    On August 11, 2020, Biden announced U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the 2020 presidential election.

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  • In This Story: Kamala Harris

     

    Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and attorney who has served as the junior United States senator from California since 2017. She is the Democratic vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election.

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