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Biden Names 4 People to Oversee Search for Running Mate

Former Vice President Joe Biden has chosen four people to help him select a running mate, his campai..

By Sunday Herald Team , in US Politics , at April 30, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden has chosen four people to help him select a running mate, his campaign said on Thursday.

Biden, 77, is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), and Cynthia Hogan, Bidens former counsel, will lead the selection process.

“These four co-chairs reflect the strength and diversity of our party, and will provide tremendous insight and expertise to what will be a rigorous selection and vetting process,” Jen OMalley Dillon, Bidens campaign manager, said in a statement.

Biden has said he wants a woman young than him as a running mate but hasnt committed to any other requirements, leaving the door open to a wide range of possibilities.

Former rivals Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have been mentioned as in the running, along with failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Biden said last week he would pick former First Lady Michelle Obama as his running mate “in a heartbeat.”

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) speaks during a campaign rally at the Altria Theatre in Richmond, Virginia, on Feb. 29, 2020. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Michigan, on April 13, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)

Garcetti, Rochester, Dodd, and Hogan will consult with Democratic Party leaders, Bidens campaign said.

Teams involved in vetting potential candidates for Bidens running mate will be in the loop as well. Former White House counsel Bob Bauer, former Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco, and Dana Remus, the Biden campaigns general counsel, will lead that network.

Biden told a virtual fundraiser earlier this month that hed put together a committee looking at candidates to be his running mates. The committee would be “looking at someone to be a partner in the progress and who is simpatico, who isRead More From Source

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