Former Vice President Joe Biden is the official frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.
If the trend continues, and there’s no indication anything will change, Biden will soon have an important choice to make about who will run on the ticket with him in the general election.
During the Democratic primary debate on Sunday night, Biden vowed that his eventual choice of a running mate would be a woman.
After vowing to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court, Biden then added: “Secondly, if I’m elected president, my Cabinet, my administration will look like the country, and I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president.”
While Biden didn’t mention any names, there are only a handful of names that are starting to gain traction in the media.
Fox News is projecting that these 3 names, among others, are top of Biden’s shortlist:
- California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris
- Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar
There is a possibility that Biden might choose failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who lost to Republican Brian Kemp in 2018 in a bitter and close battle.
Fox News reports on a few other potential names:
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer endorsed Biden just ahead of her state’s crucial primary earlier this month – and was by his side during much of his stumping in her state. Whitmer also won rave reviews for her performance delivering the Democratic Party’s response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address in February. The 48-year-old is the governor of one of the three must-win states the Democrats need to get back the White House.
Sen. Catherine Cortez Mastro of Nevada and New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan are also mentioned as potential running mates.
Last November, Biden mentioned some names as potential running mates. That list included Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, as well as Sally Yates, who served as deputy attorney general under President Barack Obama.
Biden still has time to make his decision, but he is on his way to securing the Democratic nomination over socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders.
On Tuesday night, Biden secured victories in the three states holding Democratic primary, which included Florida, Illinois, and Arizona.
So the things Biden is saying and promising to do as president could potentially be a reality if he wins the nomination as expected and defeats President Donald Trump in the general election.
Trump officially became the presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican Party on Tuesday night after securing resounding victories in both the Florida and Illinois primary elections.
Trump surpassed the 1,276 delegates needed to secure the nomination two months earlier than he did in 2016 when he battled more than a dozen candidates in the crowded field.
And, unsurprising to most, Trump has already made it clear he’s sticking with Vice President Mike Pence.