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Politics Kamala Harris and Mike Pence scheduled to face off at October debate

20:06  12 august  2020
20:06  12 august  2020 Source:   cnn.com

Biden says Harris is 'very much in contention' to be his running mate

  Biden says Harris is 'very much in contention' to be his running mate The California Democrat is among the names on Biden's vice presidential shortlist.The presumptive Democratic nominee’s conciliatory tone toward Harris comes after senior members of Biden’s vetting team had thrown cold water on her vice presidential bid in the final stretch of Biden’s search.

Senator Kamala Harris spoke with reporters after the first Democratic presidential primary debate in Miami, in 2019.Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times.

Harris will face Vice President Mike Pence in a October 7 debate scheduled to be at the University of Utah. Biden made his decision based on his own eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president. Harris and Biden had a heated exchange during the primary, when she confronted him over his

Kamala Harris being named Joe Biden's vice presidential pick sets a match-up between the California senator and Vice President Mike Pence on the debate stage in October.

Mike Pence, Kamala Harris are posing for a picture © Provided by CNN

The vice presidential debate is scheduled for October 7, and will be hosted at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Vice presidential debates rarely change the course of presidential elections but could showcase the strengths and vulnerabilities of each ticket weeks before the November election.

Trump: Harris 'the kind of opponent everyone dreams of'

  Trump: Harris 'the kind of opponent everyone dreams of' President Trump kept up his attacks on Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who has named former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate for the Democratic presidential ticket, saying early Wednesday she is "the kind of opponent everyone dreams of.""@KamalaHarris started strong in the Democrat Primaries, and finished weak, ultimately fleeing the race with almost zero support," Trump tweeted. "That's the kind of opponent everyone dreams of!" .@"@KamalaHarris started strong in the Democrat Primaries, and finished weak, ultimately fleeing the race with almost zero support," Trump tweeted.

Mike Pence , Kamala Harris Getty Images; Reuters. More On Kamala Harris — telling supporters that she represents the “radical left” with promises of “socialized medicine and abortion on demand.” “You all might like to know that the vice presidential debate is on Oct. 7 in Utah. So my message to

Kamala Harris has faced criticism for her record on criminal justice, and she has been admonished by some as too politically “ambitious." | Biden and his allies have cited Harris ’ friendship with Beau as a key reason her debate broadside stung as much as it did.

Before Harris ended her own presidential bid in December, the senator participated in five Democratic primary debates. A former prosecutor, Harris showed the ability to command a debate stage and deliver attacks using her courtroom-sharpened skills. Her campaign's argument at the time was that out of the numerous Democratic candidates Harris was in the best position to "prosecute the case" against President Donald Trump.

Harris generated one of the most electric moments of the race at the first debate in June when she took aim at Biden. She confronted Biden over his 1970s-era opposition to the federal government's role in using school busing to integrate schools while highlighting her personal story as young child who benefited from early busing in Berkeley, California. Biden appeared unprepared for the line of attack and bristled as Harris repeatedly pressed him on his decades-old position.

United States. "Naughty", "insolent": Trump reacts to the nomination of Kamala Harris

 United States. © REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque Donald Trump on August 11, 2020 at the White House Tuesday August 11, the American president reacted to the nomination of Kamala Harris as running mate of her White House opponent Joe Biden. He considers himself "surprised", deeming the senator's performance "mediocre".

Joe Biden named Kamala Harris as his running mate to help him defeat President Donald Trump this November, a historic choice that acknowledges Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris as his running mate. The two will appear together Wednesday in Wilmington, Delaware. ' I ' m honored to join him as

Photos: Vice presidential pick Kamala Harris . Harris and Biden greet each other at a Detroit high school as they attend a "Get Out the Vote" event Biden's selection unfolded with the utmost secrecy after a period in which he spoke with the contenders either in person or in face - to - face meetings.

For his part, Pence has participated in one national debate. In October 2016, Pence debated then-Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, a senator from Virginia, at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Pence, who was the governor of Indiana at the time, delivered a steady performance and focused his attacks on 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Pence, who was calm and refused to be baited, largely ignored Kaine's attacks on then-Republican nominee Donald Trump. He instead sought to lampoon Clinton over vulnerabilities like her private email server and record as secretary of state.

While the vice presidential candidates are only set to debate once, Trump and Biden are scheduled to debate three times. The schedule was set last year by the Commission on Presidential Debates, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization.

It is unclear whether Trump's campaign has officially agreed to appear at the commission's three scheduled debates, but the Trump campaign has called for a fourth debate to be added to the schedule in early September. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who represents the Trump campaign on debate issues, sent a letter to the commission with that request and noted that millions of Americans will have the ability to vote early before the first general election debate in late September.

But the commission has said it will only back an additional meeting if both the candidates agree to the contest, and the Biden camp has said it will participate in the three debates already scheduled.

Two of the presidential debates were moved because of the coronavirus pandemic. The first presidential debate will take place at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland on September 29. The second presidential debate will take place on October 15 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. And the third presidential debate will take place at Belmont University in Nashville on October 22.

Kamala Harris's husband: 'We need to do more than win' .
Doug Emhoff, husband of Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, said Thursday that Democrats have to do more than defeat President Trump in November."We need to do more than win," Emhoff said during a virtual meeting for the Democratic National Committee's LGBTQ Caucus. "We need a mandate to show this president doesn't define who our country is."It was Emhoff's first full public remarks since Harris, a Democratic senator from California, was named presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate this month, with Emhoff touting the Biden-Harris ticket one day after she officially accepted the VP nomination.

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