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The Latest: Kamala Harris names Tina Flournoy chief of staff

The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):

8:35 a.m.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is hiring veteran Democratic strategist Tina Flournoy as her chief of staff.

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team announced the choice Thursday.

President-elect Joe Biden leaves The Queen theater, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP PhotoAndrew Harnik)

Flournoy’s appointment adds to a team of Harris advisers led by Black women. Harris is of Jamaican and Indian heritage and is the nation’s first female vice president. Flournoy joins Ashley Etienne as Harris’ communications director and Symone Sanders as her chief spokeswoman.

Flournoy has served as chief of staff for former President Bill Clinton since 2013. That follows a career that took her to top posts at the Democratic National Committee, in the presidential campaigns of former Vice President Al Gore and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and with the American Federation of Teachers.

Harris also announced Rohini Kosoglu as her domestic policy adviser and Nancy McEldowney as her national security adviser.

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris arrive at an event to introduce their nominees and appointees to economic policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP PhotoAndrew Harnik)

Kosoglu served as Harris’ top adviser during the general election campaign. McEldowney is a former ambassador to Bulgaria and has 30 years of service in various diplomatic and foreign affairs jobs.

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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks as she and President-elect Joe Biden introduce their nominees and appointees to economic policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP PhotoAndrew Harnik)

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