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Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris Chosen as Running Mate

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate – the first black woman and Asian American in the role.

Once a rival for the top job, the California senator of Indian-Jamaican heritage had long been considered the front-runner for the number two slot.

The former California attorney general has been urging police reform amid nationwide anti-racism protests.

Mr Biden will face President Donald Trump in the election on 3 November.

At a White House news conference on Tuesday, Mr Trump, a Republican, described Ms Harris as “my number one draft pick”.

Ms Harris will debate Mr Trump’s running mate, Vice-President Mike Pence, on 7 October in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Only two other women have been nominated as vice-presidential candidates – Sarah Palin by the Republican party in 2008 and Geraldine Ferraro by the Democrats in 1984. Neither ended up on the winning ticket.

A woman of colour has never been appointed to a presidential ticket by either of the two main American political parties. No woman has won the US presidency either.

(Credit: BBC)

9 Comments

  1. wajimona

    ‘President’HeHe was waiting for this, he will name some ugly fossil as running mate this week.

    • adviser

      The Republicans will use the same attack that Kamala used on Biden in the Primaries. Poor choice of running mate – Elizabeth Warren would have been better — or wait she is white and this was about affirmative action. Poor Democrats, so weak.

  2. Ravi sankar

    Kamala harris has lived in zambia in the 1960s for a while

  3. JMS

    Choice comes with dignity, I wish debate could come face to face in Zambia.

  4. African American

    “First woman of colour”

  5. Razor

    Yet here we already have one ugly old fossil as vp.

  6. Albright

    It is a well come move.

  7. Muko1

    Iwe Adviser Ur A Rasist & U Hv No Capacity 2 Read Political Wave,democratic Party Wz Formed On Mixed Colour Principal’, Democrats R Winning

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