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Kamala Harris Brings Prosecutor’s Legacy to Biden Ticket, for Better or Worse

  • Harris is first Black woman, Asian-American in major party bid
  • Former prosecutor has electoral experience, cross-over appeal
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Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris as His Running Mate

Kamala Harris made a career of straddling issues and rebranding herself while moving from prosecutor to legislator. Now the Democratic vice presidential nominee will have to rebound from her hard-nosed law enforcement record to become an agent of change in the age of racial justice protests.

At 55, Harris brings to the Biden campaign relative youth, deep electoral experience and a reputation for sharply challenging Republican appointees such as Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Attorney General William Barr.