Who is Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

Who is Kamala Harris
Who is Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris is the US Vice-President-elect. She is set to become the first woman, the first Black woman, and the first woman of Indian heritage, to become Vice-President of the United States. President-elect Joe Biden and Harris successfully took on the incumbent President Donald Trump-Mike Pence regime in the 2020 elections.
Moments after it was revealed that they had won, she called Biden, and laughing, said to him: "We did it. We did it, Joe. You're going to be the next president of the United States."

Who is Kamala Harris?
 
Harris was always seen as a moderate when compared with other far-left democrats like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. In her presidential campaign last year, Harris presented herself as someone who could appeal to both progressives and moderates. Rather than trying to upend the economy, her policy thinking was centered around incremental, targeted results, particularly focusing on marginalised groups like women, people of colour and low-income Americans. Harris eventually dropped out of the race in December 2019 with low polling numbers, and later endorsed Biden.
 
Born in Oakland, California, Harris is the daughter of an Indian-born mother and a Jamaican-born father. She attended Howard University and is a member of a prominent black sorority 'Alpha Kappa Alpha'. She was the first black woman to be the San Francisco district attorney and the first Asian American and black woman attorney general of California. The 55-year-old was elected to the US Senate in 2016 with a landslide victory.
 
Harris often argues that her identity makes her uniquely suited to fight for people who have been traditionally ignored.
 
She married lawyer Doug Emhoff in 2014, with her sister Maya officiating the ceremony.
 
Why Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his running mate
 
Though Biden announced that he would pick a woman as his running mate, Harris was not seen as a favourite. Harris likely pipped Senator Janet Rice because of the latter’s lack of experience in domestic electoral politics. Biden settled on Harris only after an exhaustive review that forged new political alliances, deepened existing rivalries and further elevated a cohort of women as leaders in their party.
 
The Kamala Harris factor in US elections
 
In choosing Harris, the Biden campaign was betting on her experience, the record of governance and racial diversity. Harris was tasked with endearing herself to voters who usually vote Republican but do not support Trump, encouraging them to vote for her party rather than stay home on the election day. The campaign hoped that while Biden was inclined to focus more on the foreign policy, Harris could be more engaged with domestic politics.

Latest Updates on Kamala Harris

Russia is responsible: US Vice President Harris on Alexei Navalny's death

3 min read Last Updated :Feb 16 2024 | 11:45 PM IST
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Trump deploys his playbook against women, for now, it's Nikki Haley

7 min read Last Updated :Feb 06 2024 | 11:37 AM IST
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Trump has all but locked up GOP nomination, says Biden-Harris campaign

2 min read Last Updated :Jan 24 2024 | 8:00 AM IST
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Biden, Harris to rally on abortion rights as New Hampshire voting starts

3 min read Last Updated :Jan 24 2024 | 7:07 AM IST
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Kamala Harris's aircraft diverted to DC-area after encountering wind shear

1 min read Last Updated :Jan 10 2024 | 11:32 AM IST
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White House opens accounts for Prez Biden, VP Harris on Meta's Threads

2 min read Last Updated :Nov 21 2023 | 6:46 AM IST
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US stands with Israel, no justification for terrorism: Kamala Harris

3 min read Last Updated :Oct 12 2023 | 12:57 PM IST
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Netanyahu speaks with Biden again amid ongoing war, thanks him for support

3 min read Last Updated :Oct 12 2023 | 7:18 AM IST
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Washington to establish first-ever US-ASEAN Center: Kamala Harris

3 min read Last Updated :Sep 07 2023 | 9:10 AM IST
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Donald Trump can't be spared accountability for Jan 6: US V-P Kamala Harris

3 min read Last Updated :Sep 06 2023 | 2:36 PM IST
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US President Biden to skip the Asean Summit, here's why it is a mistake

4 min read Last Updated :Sep 05 2023 | 10:06 AM IST
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Vice President Harris will face doubts and dysfunction at ASEAN summit

6 min read Last Updated :Sep 05 2023 | 8:38 AM IST
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I don't think Trump is going to be nominee: US prez candidate Nikki Haley

3 min read Last Updated :Sep 04 2023 | 7:29 AM IST
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Extremist Republican candidate laid vision for US that is less fair: Harris

3 min read Last Updated :Aug 24 2023 | 2:00 PM IST
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Kamla Harris to travel to Jakarta to attend US-ASEAN, East Asia Summit

2 min read Last Updated :Aug 23 2023 | 7:52 AM IST
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PIO nomination: Kamala Harris makes history with tie-breaking vote

3 min read Last Updated :Jul 13 2023 | 11:38 PM IST
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Denial of opportunity: Kamala Harris as court cancels race-based admissions

3 min read Last Updated :Jun 30 2023 | 8:23 AM IST
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India's history, teachings influenced and shaped world: Kamala Harris

6 min read Last Updated :Jun 24 2023 | 5:08 PM IST
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US vice prez Kamala Harris' achievements inspiration for all women: PM Modi

4 min read Last Updated :Jun 24 2023 | 8:49 AM IST
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India's history, teachings influenced and shaped world: Kamala Harris

4 min read Last Updated :Jun 24 2023 | 8:46 AM IST
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