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Iowa Democratic Party reacts to Kamala Harris being named Biden’s running mate

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) - Iowa Democratic Party Chair Mark Smith released a statement Tuesday night following the announcement of Sen. Kamala Harris being chosen Joe Biden's running mate.

The statement reads:

“Iowa Democrats are thrilled to have Kamala Harris on the ticket with Joe Biden this November because she shares Biden’s view of standing up for the backbone of this country: working families. She has what it takes to help restore the soul of our nation and clean up the chaos and confusion caused by the Trump administration. 

Kamala Harris is a trailblazer who will be ready on Day One to fight for Iowans and all Americans. As a Senator and the Attorney General of California, she’s stood up for working families and social justice to move our country forward. From cracking down on big banks and big oil, to standing up for marriage equality and public safety against gun violence —Kamala Harris has already proven she has the courage and tenacity required to take on the tough, important battles and win.

Kamala Harris is the right person to stand next to Joe Biden and take on Donald Trump and Mike Pence on the campaign trail. Iowa Democrats look forward to supporting her in the coming months and voting for her as Vice President in November."

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