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Chico locals and superdelegate react to Kamala Harris getting the nod from Joe Biden for running mate

Exactly 12 weeks until election day, Joe Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate. Chico resident and Democratic Superdelegate Bob Mulholland, along with other Chico residents react to Harris getting the nod.

Posted: Aug 11, 2020 11:52 PM
Updated: Oct 19, 2020 6:04 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Exactly 12 weeks until election day, Joe Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate. Chico resident and Democratic Superdelegate Bob Mulholland, along with other Chico residents react to Harris getting the nod.

Mulholland was an early supporter of Harris and switched to Joe Biden after Harris' withdraw.

"There's going to be women that are gonna say hey, I'm gonna vote for this ticket, it's history," he said.

Next week, Mulholland will cast his vote at the Democratic National Convention.

"I was thrilled. Not only because I know Kamala Harris and know she'd be a great vice president, but I also thought a dozen qualified women, and of all the vetting, checking their background," said Mulholland. "She ends up to be Joe Biden's choice."

Some voters agree that Harris was the right choice.

"I think it's a pretty smart pick for him," shared Chico resident, Chris Folgeman. "Absolutely. I think she gives him some credit."

"I'm happy he chose a person of color, to represent and she's a Representative of California so I do appreciate that," said one Chico local.

Others think it strengthened their vote for Joe Biden.

RELATED: Joe Biden names Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

"First things first that filter of seeing a woman of color in office, it's unbelievable," said Sean Constantine. "I think it would bring me closer to Biden."

Other voters think it's a choice Biden had to make.

"I mean it doesn't make me want to vote for him more," said Brandon Mattus. "I still think Trump is going to win."

But for Republicans, this decision doesn't change who they'll be punching in come November.

"Did it swing your vote even further towards Trump or -- "oh yeah, definitely, I mean I'm Republican anyways."

Biden and Harris will make their first public appearance together on Wednesday in Wilmington, Delaware.

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