Kamala Harris Announced As Joe Biden's VP Pick
WASHINGTON D.C. — The Biden campaign has officially announced Senator Kamala Harris will be his running mate in the 2020 presidential campaign. The decision makes Senator Harris the first Black and South Asian American woman to run on a major political party's presidential ticket.
According to CNN, nearly eleven candidates were interviewed for the job by the Biden Campaign. The last time a female VP pick was part of a presidential election was in 2008 when Republican nominee Senator John McCain selected Sarah Palin as his running mate.
In 2016 Harris was elected as a Senator for California, making her the second African American woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Before serving as senator, Harris was the first African American and the first woman to serve as Attorney General in California.
As a senator, Harris serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Select Committee On Intelligence, and the Committee On Budget.
Before becoming Attorney General of California she served two terms as District Attorney of San Francisco.
Harris was born in Oakland, CA. She is a graduate of Howard University and she earned her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
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