The race for US vice pres­i­dent

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Born Oc­to­ber 20, 1964 in Oakland, Cal­i­for­nia Daughter of Ja­maican and In­dian im­mi­grants

Cal­i­for­nia’s first black fe­male at­tor­ney gen­eral (elected 2010)

US se­na­tor for Cal­i­for­nia (2016), first per­son of South Asian her­itage and the 2nd black fe­male se­na­tor in US his­tory

Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial cam­paign dogged by her fail­ure to en­act bold crim­i­nal justice re­forms as at­tor­ney gen­eral. Dropped out of the race in Dec 2019

Seen as more pro­gres­sive than Bi­den, per­son­i­fies di­ver­sity

Could be­come Amer­ica’s first fe­male and first black VP if elected

US Demo­cratic Party vice pres­i­den­tial can­di­date

US Re­pub­li­can Party vice pres­i­den­tial can­di­date (in­cum­bent)

Born June 7, 1959 in Colum­bus, In­di­ana De­vout evan­gel­i­cal, Demo­crat as a teen but en­ters Re­pub­li­can pol­i­tics in 1990s, hosts ra­dio and TV talks shows Elected to Congress in 2000, fails bid to lead Repub­li­cans in House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives

Serves as gov­er­nor of

In­di­ana from 2013-2016 Elected US vice pres­i­dent in 2016 as Trump’s run­ning mate Op­poses abor­tion and gay mar­riage. Sup­ports wide­spread gun ac­cess and has voiced skep­ti­cism about cli­mate change

Ma­jor du­ties as VP in­clude co­or­di­na­tor for the White House’s coro­n­avirus re­sponse but main task of­ten ap­pears to be Trump’s com­pli­ment-giver in chief

KA­MALA HAR­RIS AFP Photo: Lo­gan Cyrus Age: 55 Age: 61 PENCE Mike AFP Photo: Man­del Ngan

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