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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.
Cindy Hyde-Smith (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. Senate from Mississippi. She assumed office in 2018. Her current term ends on January 3, 2027.
Hyde-Smith (Republican Party) ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate to represent Mississippi. She won in the general election on November 3, 2020.
Smith defeated former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy (D) in a special runoff election on November 27, 2018, and will complete former Sen. Thad Cochran's (R) term, which ended in 2021. Smith and Espy advanced to the runoff from the special general election on November 6, 2018, after neither candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote. This special election coincided with Mississippi's regularly scheduled general elections in 2018. Tobey Bartee (D) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) also ran.
On March 5, 2018, Cochran announced that he would resign from the Senate on April 1, 2018. He said in a statement, "I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge." At the time of his resignation, he was the 10th longest-serving senator in U.S. history. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) appointed Cindy Hyde-Smith as interim senator to serve in Cochran's seat until voters could select a new senator in the November 6, 2018, special election.
Hyde-Smith is the former Republican Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. She was elected in 2011 and took office on January 5, 2012. Hyde-Smith won re-election to a second term as commissioner in 2015.