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Biden and New Running Mate Harris to Make First Campaign Appearance

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his new running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), will make their first appearance as a ticket on Wednesday in Wilmington, Delaware.

The two are scheduled to deliver remarks just days before Biden is presumed to formally accept the Democratic nomination during the partys national convention, which will take place largely as a virtual event next week due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Republican convention, where President Donald Trump will be nominated for a second 4-year term, follows a week later and kicks off a 10-week sprint to the Nov. 3 election.

Harris, 55, the first Asian American to appear on a major-party presidential ticket, was announced as Bidens choice on Tuesday after a selection process that drew extra scrutiny thanks to Bidens age.

The 77-year-old would be the oldest president ever if he wins, raising speculation that he would not seek reelection in 2024.

Harris and Biden
Former Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) take the stage at the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Mich., on July 31, 2019. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

In choosing Harris, Biden selected a former rival for the nomination whose most memorable campaign moment was when she criticized his past position on using busing to integrate schools during a televised debate.

But Harris was regarded as a relatively safe choice. She is a more dynamic campaigner than Biden and will be relied upon to help energize black voters, who repRead More From Source

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