Urban News Staff Reports

U.S. Senator Cory Booker:

“I’m proud to call Kamala Harris my dear friend and sister—and next year, I’ll be even more proud to call her our Vice President. This is history. Kamala is a trailblazer who will serve this country well as the first Black and Asian American woman on a major party’s ticket.”

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.:

“This selection means we have a Democratic team that represents the diversity in America. Now that the VP has been chosen, it is time for us to rally behind this ticket so we can move forward as a nation.”

Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds Jackson, Assemblywoman Linda Carter, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker, Assemblywoman Shanique Speight, and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey:

“We are very excited about the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as the candidate for vice president. Biden has set a historic precedent for women and people of color in the United States. We’ve seen what happens when diversity and inclusivity are not placed at the forefront of important decisions whose impact concerns all Americans. Senator Harris’ diverse background lends to her compassion for all people. Her professional accomplishments have prepared her to take on this new role. We are ready to see what BidenHarris2020 has in mind for rebuilding and healing America.”

Gov. Phil Murphy:

“Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris is a watershed moment in American politics that reflects how far our society has come,” said Governor Murphy. “She is the exact right person to step into this crucial leadership role at one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history. The daughter of immigrants and someone who has dedicated her life to public service, Kamala Harris’ story is the American Dream come to life. Her passion, toughness and dedication to helping improve peoples’ lives will make her an incredible asset to our Democratic ticket. Just like Vice President Biden, Senator Harris is ready to lead from day one and move us forward. I look forward to doing everything in my power to elect her and Joe Biden this November.”

New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman John Currie:

“Kamala Harris has demonstrated the ability to lead and the dedication to serve the public interest, and she is a fantastic selection to be Joe Biden’s running mate,” said Chairman Currie. “Joe Biden has delivered on his promise to empower a woman leader to stand beside him, and in selecting Senator Harris he has chosen someone with all of the necessary skills and experience to flourish in this new role. I could not be more proud to lead our New Jersey Democratic State Committee in supporting the Biden-Harris campaign and to help elect the first Black woman and the first South Asian American to serve as Vice President.”

Shanel Robinson, Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders Director:

“When I heard that Senator Kamala Harris was going to represent me as the Vice Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, I felt immense pride. As the first African American and first African American woman to serve as Freeholder and Freeholder Director in Somerset County, I know something about breaking barriers and I will fight with my family, friends, and party to see that Senator Harris becomes Vice President Harris and breaks a barrier many of us felt unbreakable”

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin:

“We are in unprecedented times and in need of staunch advocates for the people and dedicated public servants with unparalleled experience to take the helm in Washington. BidenHarris2020 is that team. I applaud Senator Kamala Harris’ selection as the candidate for Vice President. She led a formidable campaign for the presidency and has shown America her spirit is dedicated to the fight for the White House. Biden is absolutely correct. Senator Harris is the right choice for America.”

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