2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, stand on stage during of the Democratic presidential candidate debate in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Hillary Clinton in 2016 was the first Democratic presidential candidate to lose the state of Michigan in 28 years, by a slim 11,000 votes. The party seems to understand it can't take Michigan for granted this time around.
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Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris For Vice President, First Black Woman! 

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden selected California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. She’s the first Black woman and the first Asian American woman to be a major-party nominee for the vice presidency, Vox reports.

Joe Biden shared the news via Twitter. He said,

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

“Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. 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.”

Before the news was announced, she tweeted how woman minorities are not represented in politics. Take a look:

“Black women and women of color have long been underrepresented in elected office and in November we have an opportunity to change that. Let’s get to work.”

Harris also shared special words about the big annocement on Twitter and said she is honored.

“@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Harris has been in public service for over 20 years. In 2016 she was elected to the Senate and served as the state’s attorney general and San Francisco’s district attorney before that.

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