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US SENATOR Kamala Harris is Joe Biden's running mate for the Democrats in the 2020 Presidential election. Harris, who was revealed as Biden's pick on August 11, is the first black woman to serve in the role. 3 Harris is currently serving as the junior US Senator for California since 2017 Credit: AP:Associated Press Who is Kamala Harris and how old is she? Kamala Harris is an American attorney and politician who is currently serving as the junior US Senator for California since 2017. The 55-year-old was born in Oakland, California and is a member of the Democratic Party.
Emhoff is currently a California attorney at Venable LLp. Harris previously served as the 32nd Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2017, and as District Attorney of San Francisco from 2004 to 2010. Harris graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC and got her law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. After graduating, she worked in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and the City Attorney of San Francisco's office. In 2004, she was elected District Attorney of San Francisco. 3 Kamala Harris broke records as she raised £1.2million in just 24 hours after she announced her 2020 presidential run Credit: Getty - Contributor When was she announced as Joe Biden's running mate? Harris was revealed as Democrat Biden's pick for the 2020 US Presidential race on August 11, 2020, making history as the first black woman in the role. The Californian previously intended to run for POTUS, but withdrew prior to the primaries. The US senator will face off against her opposite number Mike Pence in a vice-presidential debate in the lead-up to the November elections. And if Biden wins, she would become the first woman, first African-American and first Asian-American vice president. She follows Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and Sarah Palin in 2008 as female VP running mates. When did she launch her presidential campaign? On January 21, Harris announced her intention to run against Trump in the 2020 elections vowing to "bring our voices together". She made her long anticipated announcement on ABC's "Good Morning America," saying: "I am running for president of the United States," she said. She portrayed herself as a fighter for justice, decency and equality in a video distributed by her campaign as she announced her bid. "They're the values we as Americans cherish, and they're all on the line now. The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values." Harris launched her presidential campaign as the nation observed what would have been the 90th birthday of the slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. She abandoned the formality of launching an exploratory committee, instead going all in on a presidential bid. She did a formal campaign launch in Oakland on January 27, based in Baltimore, with a second office in Oakland. Political commentators expect Harris to portray herself as a fact-based no-nonsense challenger to Donald Trump's flamboyant persona. 3 On January 21, Harris declared she will run against Trump in the 2020 elections Credit: Rex Features What did she say about running for presidency in 2020? Harris has acted as a senator since 2017, and said Americans were ready for a black woman to lead during an appearance on ABC's The View. She said: "I'm not saying that about myself, but I am saying that about the capacity of the American public. "We need to give the American public more credit." Harris told The View that when it came down to what people really cared about, the race and gender of the leader didn't matter so much. She said when voters woke up in the middle of the night with concerns, "they aren't waking up thinking that thought through the lens of the party with which they're registered to vote." She continued: "When they wake up thinking that thought, it usually has to do with one of very few things. She continued: "Can I get a job? Pay the bills by the end of the month? PRETTY FLY Was there a fly on Mike Pence's head and was his eye red during the VP debate? 'DIDN'T RAISE AN EYEBROW' Why do people think Mike Pence has had botox? BUZZ KILL Bizarre moment huge FLY sticks to Mike Pence's head during VP debate 'MORE THAN COLLEAGUES' Who is Willie Brown and how is he connected to Kamala Harris? 'PLAYING POLITICS' Pence slams Harris for saying she WON'T take vaccine 'if Trump tells us' 'MAMMA MIA!' Does Mike Pence call his wife Karen 'mother'? 'LIFE-LONG INVOLVEMENT' Was Kamala Harris in a sorority? What happened to her campaign? Kamala Harris broke records as she raised £1.2million in just 24 hours after she announced her 2020 presidential run. Harris tried to toe a line to appeal to both wings of the party, but dwindling performances in the polls contributed to her suspending her campaign. We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at [email protected] or call 0207 782 4368. We pay for videos too.