Biden and Harris to make first appearance as running mates on Wednesday

The two will speak about restoring "the soul of the nation."

Updated: August 12, 2020 - 8:22am

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will make their first appearance together on Wednesday as presidential running mates.

The pair will speak in Wilmington, Delaware, reportedly at the Hotel du Pont, where Joe Biden announced his 1972 candidacy for Senate. It is also where Biden held his last in-person event in March of this year before transitioning his campaign to a virtual one due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Biden campaign says the two will deliver remarks on the subject of "working together to restore the soul of the nation and fight for working families to move the country forward."

On Tuesday, Biden made official his running-mate selection with a series of texts sent out to his supporters and a post to his Twitter account, shortly followed by official campaign emails and announcements. This is the first time he will speak publicly about his choice. 

Harris, the junior Senator from California, had long been rumored to be the first choice for the vice presidential nod, following a presidential campaign of her own that stalled out before any primary votes had been cast. 

The choice of Harris represents the first time a major party has nominated a Black woman to a ticket for a presidential election. Harris is the child of two immigrants. Her mother came to the United States from India, and her father from Jamaica. She also will be the first South Asian American candidate to appear on a major party's presidential ticket. 

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