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Democrat Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate

Choice of California senator follows months-long search Only two women have previously been nominated for vice-presidency for a major partyJoe Biden has named California senator Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate, a historic choice he believes will bolster his chances of beating Donald Trump in an election year shaped by the global coronavirus pandemic and a national reckoning on race.Harris – a former Democratic presidential rival and a barrier-breaking former prosecutor – is the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, and is the first Black woman and the first Asian American to be nominated for a presidential ticket.
Source: the guardian

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