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Candidates & Races
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (b. November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is the 46th president of the United States, assuming office on January 20, 2021.
He won the 2020 presidential election on November 3, 2020, with 306 electoral votes. Biden launched his campaign for president of the United States on April 25, 2019. He announced U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D) as his running mate on August 11, 2020.
Biden was the 47th vice president of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama (D) from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
He previously served as a U.S. senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009.
On January 12, 2017, Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime of public service, marking the final time Obama would present the nation's highest civilian honor. Biden received the award with distinction, an additional honor given only to Pope John Paul II, former President Ronald Reagan, and retired Gen. Colin Powell in the previous three administrations.
Kamala Devi Harris (b. October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from California. Harris was first elected to the Senate in 2016. She became the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate and the first Indian American to serve in the chamber.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris was his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Harris is the first Black woman to appear on a major party's ticket in the United States.
Harris previously ran for president of the United States, entering the race on January 21, 2019. She suspended her presidential campaign on December 3, 2019, and endorsed Biden on March 8, 2020.
Harris is the former attorney general of California. She served in the position from 2011 to 2017. She also served as San Francisco's district attorney from 2004 to 2011.
Joni Ernst (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. Senate from Iowa. She assumed office on January 3, 2015. Her current term ends on January 3, 2027.
Ernst (Republican Party) ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate to represent Iowa. She won in the general election on November 3, 2020.
She ran for the open 2014 United States Senate seat in Iowa after incumbent Tom Harkin (D) announced his retirement. She defeated Bruce Braley (D), Douglas Butzier (L), and independent candidates in the general election on November 4, 2014. Ernst won her party's nomination to run for U.S. Senate in the June 3, 2014, primary. Ernst became the first woman from Iowa elected to either chamber of Congress.
In the Iowa State Senate, she represented District 48, a position to which she was elected in a January 2011 special election. She then won election to District 12 in 2012 due to redistricting. She also served as the assistant minority leader of the Iowa State Senate.
Ernst is an Iraq War veteran. She served in the Iowa Army National Guard for 23 years and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
In the 115th Congress, Ernst sponsored the EDU Act of 2018.