Running mates don’t usually matter. Kamala Harris might. – POLITICO

Despite decades in government, Joe Biden remains less sharply defined to voters than previous presidential nominees.

Suddenly, it’s not just Biden and Trump. The selection of Kamala Harris, said Jeff Roe, the prominent Republican strategist who was Sen. Ted Cruz’s chief strategist in 2018, “puts their campaign and direction of the party in play.”

“Look back four years ago, people had a pretty clear view of Hillary Clinton — it wasn’t always positive,” said Jeff Link, a veteran Democratic strategist who has studied voters who flipped from Barack Obama to Trump in 2016. “So, Tim Kaine’s attributes never rose to the level of their information about Hillary.”

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