Elections 2020FederalJoe Biden Selects Senator Kamala Harris as Vice Presidential Candidate

Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that California Sen. Kamala Harris would be his running mate in the presidential election.
August 11, 2020

On Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden announced that he had chosen Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to be his running mate in the race for the White House against President Donald Trump.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked Kamala Harris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” tweeted Biden.

“Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau,” he continued. “I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

Beau Biden, Joe Biden’s son who died with brain cancer in 2015, was the Attorney General of Delaware during a time overlapping with Harris’ corresponding role in California.

Harris was a presidential candidate in the 2020 Democratic primary, but dropped out of the race in December amid dwindling poll numbers.

After Biden’s announcement, Trump tweeted out an attack advertisement that contended Biden is “handing over the reins to Kamala while they jointly embrace the radical left.”

Recent polling shows a close race between Trump and Biden in Texas, with the Democratic challenger showcasing a slight one-point lead ahead, due in large part to wider support from independent voters.

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Daniel Friend

Daniel Friend

Daniel Friend is a reporter for The Texan. He participated in a Great Books program at Azusa Pacific University and graduated in 2019 with a degree in Political Science. He has studied C.S. Lewis’s science fiction trilogy and in his spare time you might find him writing his own novel partly inspired by the series.