Presidential candidate, Joe Biden of the Democratic Party, chose the California senator of Indian-Jamaican heritage, Kamala Harris, as his running mate in the 2020 United States presidential election.
Biden describes Harris as “a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants”. In a tweet, Biden claimed that Harris, who worked with his late son, Beau, his son, Beau, ” took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse.”
Harris is Biden’s rival in the primaries to win the nomination as the Democratic Party’s standard bearer. She dropped out in December 2019, however, after failing in her bid.
The entry of Harris in the race as Joe Biden’s running mate is seen to secure the women’s vote and the support of people of color in the United States.
Harris is the third woman who had been nominated as the vice-presidential candidate of a major party. The first is Geraldine Ferraro who was nominated by the democrats in 1984, and Sarah Palin who secured the confidence of the Republican Party in 2008. Both, however, ended up on the losing tickets.