By Stefan J. Bos, Special Correspondent Worthy News
The 55-year-old is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for that office by a significant party
Once his rival for the top job, Harris had long been considered the front-runner for the position.
Biden will face President Donald Trump in the presidential election on November 3.
Biden said on social networking site Twitter that he had “the great honor” to name Harris as his running mate. He called her “a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants.”
Biden noted that his former rival cooperated closely with his late son, Beau, when she was California’s attorney general.
“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” he tweeted.
“I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”
Commentators said Biden’s move followed a months-long search for a candidate who could lift the Democratic ticket in a wild and unpredictable election year taking place against the backdrop of a global coronavirus pandemic.
Biden, 77, views himself as a “transitional candidate” who would serve as a “bridge” to a new generation of leaders. That has fueled talks in Washington that should he be elected, he would be a one-term president.
His running mate will be seen as Biden’s possible successor. Harris could become the nation’s first female president.
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