Kamala Harris Selected as Joe Biden’s Running Mate

The California Senator will make a bid for V.P.

California Senator Kamala Harris will join Joe Biden on the Democratic ticket. The announcement brings to a close an extended, closely watched running-mate selection process. She will be the first Black woman, and the first person of Indian heritage to ever be nominated for national office by a major party.

While Harris was a fierce competitor to Biden during the primary campaign, the former rivals have reportedly remained on good terms in spite of the debate barbs. According to The New York Times, some have even suggested that her willingness to take him on as she did impressed him and he viewed her debate performance “as more of a potential asset to his ticket than as a source of lingering grievance.”

If Biden and Harris win the election, it will be up to Governor Gavin Newsom to fill Harris’s vacant Senate seat.

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