The campaign of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden has raised $48 million in the 48 hours since he named U.S. Senator Kamala Harris the Democratic vice presidential nominee, a campaign spokesman told Reuters late on Thursday.
Biden, a former vice president himself, on Tuesday picked Harris as his choice for VP, making her the first Black woman on a major-party U.S. presidential ticket.
With social unrest over racial injustice rocking the country for months since the death in custody of an African-American man, George Floyd – after a police officer knelt on his neck for about nine minutes – Biden was under pressure to select a Black woman as his running mate.
Joe Biden's selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate is being hailed as "a moment of pride" in India.
Harris' mother was a Hindu whose family hails from Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India. https://t.co/lNbVTHZliu
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) August 13, 2020
WSJ has pubbed a lot of Kamala Harris stories in the last 24 yours that you should read:
– The Biden-Harris debut event and how he made his decision https://t.co/COVenKuWr6
-The historic announcement https://t.co/4bXL8p983f
– Harris' path to the ticket https://t.co/7n0FZBVPTX
— Tarini Parti (@tparti) August 12, 2020