Former VP Contenders Congratulate Kamala Harris For Securing Historic Nomination
The other Black women being considered for the vice presidential position big-upped Kamala Harris for being the choice.
August 11, 2020 at 9:26 pm
California Sen. Kamala Harris got a lot of love on Tuesday when she was announced the vice presidential nominee for Joe Biden. Many of Harris' competitors for the position sent in their well wishes after Biden made his choice.
For months, speculation has raged about who Biden would choose. Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, California U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Florida U.S. Rep. Val Demings, former U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice and Sen. Elizabeth Warren had their names mentioned for the position after Biden announced that his running mate would likely be a woman.
They have each dealt with a tidal wave of misogyny and racism from the media, Republican opponents and members of Biden's own search committee, as Blavity previously reported. But on Tuesday, Abrams, Bass and Rice came together to congratulate Harris.