Joe Biden selects Sen. Kamala Harris as vice presidential running mate

THE BLAZE - Aug 11, 2020 -

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Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) to be his running mate heading into the presidential election in November.

The former vice president made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter following months of speculation and secret vetting.

Biden hopes Harris, herself once a frontrunner in the Democratic race for president, will bolster his support from the progressive wing of the party.

The selection is sure to be celebrated by Democrats, especially those who pushed for a black woman to be chosen, and reviled by Republicans in the coming weeks and months.

Shortly after the news broke, President Trump posted a video ad on Twitter attacking Harris as a "phony" and Biden as "not that smart" for picking her.


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