Joe Biden is running for president this year – he hopes to race against Donald Trump for the job.
Biden is a well known politician, but is choice for vice president is still a mystery. He said in 2019 that he would choose a woman to be his vice president. So far, Biden has not said who he has chosen, but who are the top picks?
At the top of the list is California Senator Kamala Harris. Harris is a lawyer who was the district attorney of San Francisco and attorney general of California. She attacked Biden during a debate, criticizing his past ideas about race. Have the two politicians forgiven each other?
Susan Rice was an ambassador to the United Nations. She also worked as an advisor to President Barack Obama. Rice’s experience working in the White House and on international issues could help Biden. On the other hand, she has had some scandals such as the way she handled attacks on U.S. buildings in Benghazi, Libya.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) is the only one to visit Biden for an interview so far. She has been willing to work with both Democrats and Republicans to get things done in the past.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is a popular choice among women, and she was one of the stronger contestants hoping to compete in the 2020 election, before she dropped out of the race.
Joe Biden says he has spent a lot of time and effort trying to find the right partner for his campaign. He will probably choose his running mate by the Democratic National Convention on August 17.