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Biden campaign raises $48 million in 48 hours after Kamala Harris was named as VP 's choice.

 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign has raised $48 million in the 48 hours after it called the United States. Senator Kamala Harris the Democratic vice presidential candidate, a spokeswoman for the campaign told Reuters late Thursday.  Biden, himself a former vice president, selected Harris as his nominee for VP on Tuesday, making her the first Black woman on a US presidential major party ticket. With civil protests over racial inequality rocking the nation for months after an African-American man's death in custody, George Floyd was under pressure to pick a Black woman as his running mate after a police officer knelt on his back for about nine minutes.  Harris, a 55-year-old California senator who has made her own bid for the White House, is also the first Asian-American on a big ticket to the presidency. Her parents were immigrants, her Indian mother and her Jamaican father. When elected in 2016, she became only the second Black female U.S. senator in hist