Former vice president Joe Biden has picked California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate. She will be the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent ever to be on a major party ticket, and the third woman to be selected as a running mate for a major party.
- Others who were considered for the VP slot, according to the NYT, included former national security adviser Susan Rice, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
- The NAACP called Harris' selection a "defining moment in U.S. history."
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the selection "an historic and proud milestone" and said Harris "will continue her legacy of trailblazing leadership."
- Potential running mate candidates had been screened by a four-person committee.
This is a developing story.