The Fayetteville Observer

By Paul Woolverton

Harris is a former Democratic candidate for president and could become Joe Biden’s running mate against Donald Trump.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris on Monday endorsed Pat Timmons-Goodson of Fayetteville for North Carolina’s 8th District in Congress.

Timmons-Goodson, a former associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court and former vice-chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, is attempting to unseat Republican Richard Hudson of Concord. She also is a former Cumberland County District Court judge.

Harris was a candidate for president and is reported to be among the people who presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden is considering to be his running mate this year.

“Pat Timmons-Goodson and I share a passion for truth and justice,” Harris said in a statement. “She’s had the view from the U.S. Civil Rights Commission on national policy and she’s seen the impact up close in the day-to-day lives of people in District Court in Cumberland County. That’s why I’m so proud to lend my support to her campaign.”

Timmons-Goodson said in the announcement she is grateful for the endorsement.

“Her leadership has been an inspiration to millions of Americans, especially young women and girls,” Timmons-Goodson said. “In Congress, she has proven to be a fierce advocate for truth and accountability. She shares my passion for criminal justice reform. I look forward to working with her to move our nation in the right direction.”

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