Kamala Harris' rain tweet on campaign trail goes viral

A video of Indian-origin senator Kamala Harris, the US Democratic Party’s vice-presidential candidate for the November 3 election,  where she is seen dancing in the rain while addressing voters in Florida has gone viral on social media.

The rally was Harris' first public event after resuming her election campaign which had been suspended last week when two members of her staff tested positive for COVID-19.
The rally was Harris' first public event after resuming her election campaign which had been suspended last week when two members of her staff tested positive for COVID-19. Photo courtesy: DNC

“Rain or shine, democracy waits for no one,” Harris, 55, said in a tweet along with a picture of herself dancing in the rain with an umbrella over her as supporters cheer her along in Jacksonville, Florida.

The rally was Harris' first public event after resuming her election campaign which had been suspended last week when two members of her staff tested positive for COVID-19. 

“Kamala Harris is dancing in Florida rain,” tweeted news portal The Recount with a 15-second video which received nearly a million impressions.

“When we vote, we win,” Harris told carloads of people who covered a rain-soaked parking area behind a University of North Florida conference center.

In her remarks, Harris stressed Florida’s importance for the national presidential race and said the state’s voters “are very likely going to decide” the contest.

Earlier she stopped at the Jacksonville Public Library’s Highlands branch to greet people casting early ballots there.

Harris, whose mother was from India and father from Jamaica, scripted history in August when she was picked by the Democratic Party as its vice presidential nominee. She is the first Black woman and the first Asian-American woman to be selected as the vice presidential nominee of a major political party in the US.

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