How Pa. Dems reacted to Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris for vice president
DETROIT, MICHIGAN – MARCH 09: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduces Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign rally at Renaissance High School on March 09, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Michigan will hold its primary election tomorrow. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Former Vice President Joe Biden ended weeks of speculation Tuesday, picking U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate. Here’s how Pennsylvania Democrats reacted to the news:
Gov. Tom Wolf: “Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris to be his running mate marks an extraordinary and long overdue moment in our country’s history. Kamala is a remarkable leader who has championed working families and stood up to corporate special interests for her entire career. She has always worked to lift up the middle class by fighting for quality affordable health care, better wages for workers, and more educational opportunities for our children. Together, Kamala and Joe have what it takes to defeat Donald Trump and Mike Pence so we can finally begin the long journey of putting our country back on track.”
Laughing it up with the future first woman and first black woman to be Vice President of United States!
— Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta ???? (@malcolmkenyatta) August 11, 2020
So excited to have @SenKamalaHarris as our VP nominee!! Very grateful for her endorsement of our campaign. Revving engines to make this happen #BackToBlue #SistersInTheStruggle #DesiSisterSolidarity #LeaveNoOneBehind pic.twitter.com/UIYVqK96O8
— Nina Ahmad (@NinaAhmadPHL) August 11, 2020
To my friend, @KamalaHarris, congratulations!
— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) August 11, 2020
— Senator Katie Muth (@SenatorMuth) August 11, 2020
Congrats to @KamalaHarris.
We’ve got our team. Now let’s win.
— Conor Lamb (@ConorLambPA) August 11, 2020
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It’s a historic day for us all. I admire Senator @kamalaharris’ experience, tenacity, and compassionate public service. This VP selection and the energy she brings will turn an already impressive candidacy into an even stronger ticket that reflects our values and the future of America. It is long overdue that we have a Black, South Asian Woman, and HBCU alum in the People’s house. I look forward to the day I can call Senator @kamalaharris — Madam Vice President. #VPHarris #BidenHarris2020
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Congratulations to Senator Harris on being named @joebiden’s VP nominee. I look forward to working with this dynamic team to take back the White House & turn PA #BackToBlue. We have 84 days until Nov 3, and @PADems is going to get it done. Whoever wins PA wins the White House.
.@KamalaHarris is an excellent & historic pick for VP. In the Senate, she’s been a leader on efforts to help working families make ends meet & reform policing in America. I know she will fight for PA jobs and families
— Bob Casey Jr. (@Bob_Casey) August 11, 2020
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