Joe Biden and Kamala Harris appear together in Delaware | USA TODAY

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As a U.S. senator, Kamala Harris cemented her reputation as a tough questioner, her clashes with Attorney General William Barr and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh the stuff of Democratic legend.

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Now progressives and moderates alike are hoping the senator from California brings that same fire to the Democratic ticket – and an eventual debate with Mike Pence.

In choosing Harris as his running mate, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden called her “a fearless fighter for the little guy, one of the country’s finest public servants.”

Harris provides Biden several key attributes that could help him win the White House in November: political experience as a national candidate and holder of statewide office in the most populous state; a prosecutorial background to debate her rivals, and ability to generate enthusiasm as the first Black and Asian woman on a major-party ticket.

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