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Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, holds her niece, Amara Ajagu, while standing with her husband, Doug Emhoff, left, during an event to launch presidential campaign in Oakland, California, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Harris's likely path to the Democratic nomination runs through black voters, who made up a quarter of the primary electorate in 2016 and were critical to nominating Hillary Clinton, as well as to electing Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, holds her niece, Amara Ajagu, while standing with her husband, Doug Emhoff, left, during an event to launch presidential campaign in Oakland, California, on Jan. 27, 2019.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has selected Kamala Harris as his running mate. The announcement Tuesday hits close to home for the California legal community, where the U.S. senator first made a name for herself as a prosecutor. Here’s what California attorneys had to say about the vice presidential hopeful.

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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