How Kamala Harris could change the dynamics of the presidential race

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris holds an organizing event in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 19, 2019. On August 11, 2020, Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo.

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris is now the vice presidential running mate of Joe Biden. She’s also the first woman of color to run for vice president on a major party ticket. Harris built her political career in California. 

“From the very beginning, she’s shown herself to be someone who is really about the people, and that’s exactly what we need in the White House,” says Avis Jones DeWeever, senior researcher and policy advisor at Black Women’s Roundtable.

Also, if Biden and Harris win in November, Harris will have to give up her Senate seat. Governor Newsom would appoint someone to serve out her term, which expires in January 2023. Who might he pick?