Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate in historic first for a woman of colorAugust 11, 2020
- Choice of California senator follows months-long search
- Only two women have previously been nominated for vice-presidency for a major party
Joe Biden has named California senator Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate, a historic choice he believes will bolster his chances of beating Donald Trump in an election year shaped by the global coronavirus pandemic and a national reckoning on race.
Harris, a barrier-breaking former prosecutor, is the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, and is the first Black woman and the first Asian American to run on a major party ticket.