Presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden is charging full-steam ahead with his presidential campaign, with speculation about who will be chosen as his running mate running wild.
Politico reported on Sunday that failed presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is the leading choice for vice president in the eyes of many in Biden’s campaign.
“A growing contingent of operatives inside and around the presumptive Democratic nominee’s campaign have been making it clear they want her as his pick,” wrote authors Christopher Cadelago and Natasha Korecki on Sunday.
“Influential donors are joining in the push, seeing the daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica as the most logical choice to balance a ticket led by a white man in his late 70s.”
Many in the Democrat party see Biden’s running mate as equally important as Biden himself, due to the increased possibility of his VP being called into action sometime during his time in the White House.
Harris, for her part, experienced a spike in support early in the presidential race when she blasted Biden’s record on busing minority students to better school districts during a June 2019 debate. However, the two have reportedly moved past the incident.
Also reportedly in the running for the VP position are Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV); Rep. Val Demings (D-FL); Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer; former national security adviser Susan Rice; and failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.