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FILE PHOTO: Former Vice President Joe Biden talks with Senator Kamala Harris after the conclusion of the 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential debate in Houston, Texas, U.S., September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo
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What does VP pick Kamala Harris bring to the Democratic ticket?

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Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his vice presidential running mate “gives the Democratic Party an opportunity to seize the future and seize it in a way where voters see themselves reflected.” Senior Fellow Camille Busette examines Harris’ significance as a biracial Black woman VP candidate, her personal appeal and policy credentials, and momentum in politics for progress on racial equity and justice.

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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Fred Dews, Marie Wilken, and Camilo Ramirez for their support.

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