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Pence jabs at Harris after she's picked as VP nominee

Vice President Pence jabbed at Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisWhite House says Biden would prefer to not end filibuster Biden takes victory lap after Senate passes coronavirus relief package It will be Vice (or) President Harris against Gov. DeSantis in 2024 — bet on it MORE (D-Calif.) after former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenLawmakers, activists remember civil rights icons to mark 'Bloody Sunday' Fauci predicts high schoolers will receive coronavirus vaccinations this fall Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE tapped her as his running mate.

Pence worked to cast Harris as a part of the “radical left” and said he was looking forward to debating her later this year in the sole head-to-head event they will have.

“As you all know, Joe Biden and the Democratic Party have been overtaken by the radical left. So given their promises of higher taxes, open borders, socialized medicine and abortion on demand, it's no surprise that he chose Sen. Harris,” Pence told a crowd in Mesa, Ariz. 

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“You all might like to know that the vice presidential debate is on Oct. 7 in Utah! So my message to the Democratic nominee for vice president: Congratulations. I'll see you in Salt Lake City!”

The challenge from Pence comes after Biden announced Harris as his No. 2 after months of speculation, citing her tenure as a senator and California attorney general.

“Her record of accomplishment — fighting tooth and nail for what’s right — is why I’m choosing her. There is no door Kamala won’t knock on, no stone she’ll leave unturned, if it means making life better — for the people,” he said in an email to supporters announcing his highly-anticipated pick. 

Opponents of President TrumpDonald TrumpUS, South Korea reach agreement on cost-sharing for troops Graham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE have noted Harris’s prosecutorial style, which was displayed in debates during her own run for the presidency, as a reason for her potency as a running mate, with some saying they looked forward to seeing her debate Pence.

"This was the pick that scared them the most," MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace said of Trump’s campaign. "They thought she would more than go toe-to-toe with Pence."