Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris turned 56 on Tuesday, with party presidential candidate Joe Biden greeting her on the big day, saying they would celebrate her next birthday in the White House.
Joe Biden took to Twitter to post a photo showing their joined hands.
“Happy birthday, Kamala Harris. Next year, let’s celebrate with ice cream at the White House,” tweeted Biden, who had chosen her in August as his running mate.
If elected, she would be America’s very first female vice president. Biden will celebrate his 78th birthday next month.
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 20, 2020
Harris in a tweet said his birthday wish was for everyone to go and vote.
“My birthday wish this year? Everyone go and vote,” she said.
My birthday wish this year? So that everyone can vote: https://t.co/MykJL0X5gt.
– Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 20, 2020
October 20 is also the birthday of his niece, Meena Harris.
“I couldn’t let the day go by without wishing my niece, Meena, a happy birthday too!” she says.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greeted Kamala Harris on her birthday.
“In two weeks we could call this birthday girl Madam Vice President,” said Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, as she asked people to come out and vote.
“Happy Birthday to @KamalaHarris.! Celebrate this big day by voting for the #BidenHarris and Democrats Top to Bottom ticket,” said Sabrina Singh, spokeswoman for the Democratic Vice President.
“Happy Birthday, @KamalaHarris! Hope you will be showered with love on your special day,” former First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted.
“The best way to celebrate Kamala is to make sure you’ve registered and have a voting plan at http://iwillvote.com. And once you’ve done that, share your vote with us!” she says.
Later that evening, Harris hosted a virtual fundraiser with Senators Tom Udall, Congressman Ruben Gallego, Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords.
“Joe and I are so proud of the fact that we have built one of the broadest coalitions we have ever seen, bringing together of course Democrats, Independents and Republicans, bringing together leaders from all walks of life, including, I Have to say the great Cindy McCain, and so many others who stand up saying, “Look, we have to fight for our country,” Harris said in her remarks during the virtual fundraiser.
Harris also attended a virtual rally in Milwaukee to kick off the first day of in-person advance voting in Wisconsin.
Former Second Lady Jill Biden tweeted a “happy birthday” graphic overlapping a photo of hers with Harris.
Husband Doug Emhoff posted his birthday wish on Instagram.
“Blind dates, love at first sight, marriage, family and an incredible life together.” Through it all, no matter what, she is ALWAYS there for me and our family without hesitation.
“And her birthday wish … VOTE EARLY!” Emhoff also reminded people of his wife’s wish.