Minnesota Democrats applaud and Republicans blast Joe Biden’s choice of California Senator Kamala Harris for his vice-presidential running mate. D-F-L Party chair Ken Martin calls Harris “a great pick”:

“Not only is this gonna excite African-American women, it’s exciting people… in all demographics throughout the country and all regions of the country.”

But Republican U-S Senate candidate Jason Lewis says the choice makes it “pretty clear Joe Biden is not a moderate”:

“You look at the massively higher taxes that Kamala Harris has proposed, the Green New Deal which would devastate the Iron Range, and her lack of support for law enforcement.”

The Democratic National Convention opens next Monday in Milwaukee.