Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday to be his running mate, a historically unprecedented choice that promotes a Black woman and former rival to the Democratic Party’s presidential ticket.
Biden announced he chose Harris, a 55-year-old freshman senator from California and the state’s former Attorney General, in a text message to supporters shortly after 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
“Joe Biden here. Big news: I’ve chosen Kamala Harris as my running mate,” the text said. “Together, with you, we’re going to beat Trump.”