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12 Tuesdays Before Election: Biden Picks Kamala Harris

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

To the surprise of no one, Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday selected California Senator Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate.

Twelve Tuesdays before the Nov. 3 election -- that's eighty-four days for those keeping score at home -- the former Vice President selected the 55-year old ex-state Attorney General, who previously served as District Attorney of San Francisco, capping a lengthy process in which she always was considered the front-runner, although other contenders had moments in the spotlight.

In our analysis last week, Newsmakers judged Harris to be the most beneficial pick for Biden, despite criticisms from Democratic leftists that she was too much of a cop and complaints on the political right that she was soft on crime.

The New Republic thinks Harris's long-ago relationship with Willie Brown will be a strong attack line for Trump. We don't see it.

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Russell Ruiz
Aug 12, 2020

Just 2 points today: I am looking forward to the VP Debate on October 7. Pence is so out of his league that I expect even Trump actually knows that and wishes he could say "You're fired!" Harris will make Pence look the idiot that he is. I have said for months that I hoped Biden would pick Harris and Trump better watch out. Disrespecting and trying to attack a Black woman who is infinitely smarter than he is will spell disaster among Blacks across America and women. The problem is that ,may not move the needle. I hope the American people can actually compare the firepower of Trump/Pence vs. Biden/Harris. I will never forget 2016 when my wife an…

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