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.”

Cassie Miller
A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.
John L. Micek
A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press