Kamala Harris as his running mate, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s most storied make the first black woman and first Asian-American national on a big ticket in the selection. He has all but anointed heir, positioning Harris as the future standard bearer of a party in transition. Biden announced the selection in a text message to supporters on Tuesday afternoon. In a series of tweets, the former vice president called California Senator noting “a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the best in the public service of the country” who had worked as attorney general, together with his son Beau deceased. In a collection of email funds for the fans, and called them “smart to run hard and ready.” The two are scheduled to hold their first official meeting together on Wednesday in Wilmington, Del. Harris, who ran for the Democratic nomination against Biden, had long been considered a favorite for the vice presidential pick, the object was more intense and unusually open scramble. Biden took the unprecedented step of pledging to choose a woman, and has prompted many activists to choose him a woman of color, especially in the wake of this summer’s races Justice protests. The woman only black in the Senate, Harris, 55, is leading the race and generation of diversity on the ticket. More than Biden himself, he reflects a democratic party that always young, diverse and cosmopolitan. Harris, on Twitter, said Biden “can unite the American people because fighting has spent his life for us. And as president, he will build an America that meet our ideals.” Pick Biden took on outsized importance because his age. A 77 is the oldest major party candidate in US history, and has been described as a transitional figure. More than most aspiring presidents Biden was not just a coalition partner of choice, but the woman who would lead the Democratic Party in the future. In Harris, he saw someone who was able to achieve in one of three things: help to win in the November elections, the help to steer him through a national crisis, and help is happened to him the torch to a new and different generation of Democrats. Analysts described Harris as a kind of Goldilocks choice: not too far left or too inexperienced, would have a seat or put in danger the Democratic Senate nor the GOP give unnecessary ammunition. “He has a lot of camps controlled,” said the Democratic strategist David Axelrod, that on the back of Decision 2008 then Democratic candidate Barack Obama has advised Biden on the ticket per set. Their selection is a reference to the central role that blacks voters have played as the engine of his campaign Biden, roaring competing in the primary thanks to overwhelming support of Black South Carolina voters back. seen as crucial to defeat the Trump blacks voters in November. Black turnout emerged in 2016 when the Democrats nominated an all white ticket, the cost of the party vital votes in battleground states. has 98% of black women Hillary Clinton voted in 2016, while about half of white women voted for Trump: black women, in particular, are increasingly recognized as the most loyal voting bloc of the party. The selection is at a sensitive time for the country. The 19-COVID pandemic and the economic devastation that results have upped the ante in the race game; If elected, Biden will take office during a national crisis. The Biden’s experience as senator and vice president twice gave him to appreciate exactly what the job involves and a strong desire to have a running mate was working in the White House could closely. He and Obama did not really know each other when they ran against each other in 2008, and their relationship was rocky at points during the fall campaign. But they grew close, and Biden describes their partnership as a model of what he sought. As a former official of the Obama government has made, “Biden a model and the model is Biden.” Harris’s biography is full of firsts. Born in 1965, India in Oakland, Calif., To a Jamaican father and mother Tamil, grew up mostly in Berkeley, where he attended a black Baptist church and a Hindu temple. He went to Howard University, member of the legendary black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha always followed the law school at the University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. Worked my way up in the offices of the local prosecutor before 2003. 2010 San Francisco district attorney is elected, was elected Attorney General of California to become the first black top prosecutor in the history of the state and to serve the first woman to hold the ‘assignment. In 2016 she became the second black woman and the first Indian-American ever to serve in the US Senate voted. In California, Harris lives with her husband and two stepchildren in Los Angeles-has long been considered talented but politically malleable. Well connected and sent to win wealthy donors, which was the most comfortable in San Francisco Elite salons and its low-income neighborhoods. He impressed the audience not with a clear ideology that personal charisma and contagious optimism. As D.A., which annoy the police union of San Francisco, refusing to seek the death penalty for a young member of a gang that killed an officer. But also annoyed penal reformer with aggressive tactics such as threatening to prosecute parents whose children were chronically absent from school. As attorney general, he went to large banks and the pharmaceutical industry, for-profit universities and oil companies. She refused, voters approved Proposition 8 banning gay marriage to defend Paves the way to the Supreme Court decision of 2015 legalized. But even supported by many battles down, falling choice to support initiatives that would have reformed Three Strikes law and ending the death penalty. They even called a Federal Court ruling that the death penalty as unconstitutional suppression, successfully apply a once again it claimed to fight. Among the Liberal Senate, Harris thrilled audiences with their interrogations government officials Trump as former Attorney General Jeff Sessions punish, and Superior Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh. But when the presidential campaign sought to capitalize on the appeal in 2020, he fought his leadership articulate values, instead of talking about intangible themes of unity and “truth” that left the audience confused. Asked to abolish private health insurance in an initial interview, he retired and issued a health plan that both private and public health would allow. judicial seen many liberals Harris recorded as a strike against me, especially in the era of black lives matter and between the awareness of the criminal justice system brutal differences. She tried to throw retroactively as “progressive district attorney” who was trying to reform a flawed system, from within, a description that rang hollow to many followed her up. important blacks activists Lives Matter tell his record of the prosecution is more complex than the caricature. “While there are some valid criticisms of their actions during their time as a prosecutor, I also quite definitely can say that they have been seen as an enemy of the police,” Oakland says based Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, Harris policy California saw firsthand. “If you were to talk right now for the police unions, one would have thought that Kamala Harris was Huey Newton, as they talked about it.” Harris has also tried to convince voters that they uniquely qualified to know the case against pursuing Trump. “This guy has all the rule of law trampled underfoot, consistency and accountability avoided according to the law,” he said in a long interview in September 2019. “For all the people sh-t give me to be a prosecutor, I listen. I think there should be accountability and consequences.” Harris and Biden have a history. They clashed memorable in their first debate in June 2019 in emotionally attached to his opposition at the federal level in 1970, when he commissioned the busing. “The little girl was me,” he said, letting Biden struggling to respond to a joint request he considered abusive. But Harris drained a consequent increase in the polls if not end of follow-up questions about their position on busing, or might respond to their plans, the continued separation of American schools. By December languishing in the single digits in the polls and runs from the campaign funds, Harris finish the race before votes were cast. Speaking to the National Association of Blacks Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists last week, Biden said he did not “hold grudges” against Harris for exchange. “It ‘been a debate, it’s that simple,” he said. But it would be a little ‘inner circle in Biden took the attack as a sign of political cruelty and not worried enough to be loyal when selected. Former Senator Chris Dodd, a close friend of Biden and the head of his vice president search committee, was allegedly a donor complained that Harris had “no remorse” for the trade debate. Some party operators Harris unpopular pushed instead for representatives Karen Bass, a popular California with good relations in Congress, to be perceived as Dodd has reportedly expressed to undermine efforts Harris a “faithful number 2.” have their bid ultimately strengthened. Feminists Democrats resorted to comment Dodds, rallying to their defense and find a male candidate would never be as it was slammed perceived ambitious. “It ‘true, as it is regarded as token is, but also how willing they take on this level of leadership,” says Democratic strategist Jess Morales Rocketto who invited Biden to former candidate for governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams choose. “It ‘aggressive in the best possible way. The management style is really equipped for this moment.” Although the presidential candidacy of Harris vanished, many Democrats saw as evidence that had been tested by the rigors of a national campaign, and probably not Biden would with scandals or surprises embarrassed lead to. “If you do not want people in the deep end of the pool to throw,” said Axelrod, who told a similar calculation informed choices Bidens. Harris also appears politically aligned with Biden: Obama in a moderate democratic style that has given up mainly represented by the embrace progressive movement in the primaries of the senators. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Biden when he was faced with several competing political realities weighed his decisions. On the one hand, the national revolt racial justice on the heels of the killing of George Floyd has increased pressure on Biden want to take a black woman. A coupling as running or Warren Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would beat many activists as music under the circumstances. Yet the tide of crisis the nation faces would make it difficult for a talented but less experienced pol as representatives Val Deming, a member of Congress for two years, or former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, who has chosen venue ever considered learn on the job. But the head of Biden’s political priority in choosing Harris was the imperative to do no harm Hippocrates. On the eve of his nomination convention next week, the Democrat holds a steady lead over President Trump in national and swing-state polls; to avoid blaming Biden Republicans under the spotlight as he attempts to keep voters focused on charge unpopular. This dynamic made it even more important to avoid running mate, the collection that Trump could give ammunition by creating embarrassing or unpleasant political differences scandals. After selecting Harris on Tuesday, Trump announced a video campaign was immediately released, the “wrong Kamala” accused of “running on the radical left.” But any attempt to paint as a flip-flopper is with its president compete record. When Harris ran for re-election as California A.G. in 2014, both Trump and Ivanka helped her daughter to her campaign.