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Sens. Elizabeth Warren(D-Mass.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), former national security adviser Susan Rice, Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), and Kamala Harris are under the radar as Joe Biden whittles away the list as his pick for a potential Vice President.
Biden pledged to pick a woman as his Vice President pick, there’s been very little news as to who that will be. A recent image of a list Biden held during an event on Tuesday is leading many to focus their attention on Kamala Harris.
Politico News mistakenly announced that “Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to become his running mate for the 2020 election on Aug. 1, two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, after keeping his choice close to the chest for months,”.
Politico did issue a quick retraction and apology, according to Fox News. “Placeholder text” for Harris was accidentally published, Brad Dayspring, Politico’s VP of marketing and communication, told Fox News.
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Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Senator, has a lot of “firsts” under her belt. She became the first disabled female veteran to earn election to the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as the second female Asian-American senator, according to Biography.com.
On April 9, 2018, Duckworth gave birth to a baby girl, Maile Pearl, at a hospital in Arlington, Virginia. This made Duckworth the first senator to give birth while holding office.
Florida Representative Val Demmings is described as “a lifelong public servant who broke numerous glass ceilings in her rise through the Orlando Police Department and her election to Congress.”
She received a B.S. in Criminology from Florida State University, then went on to receive a Master’s in Public Administration.
In 2007, Demmings also served as Orlando’s first female Chief of Police. As a representative, she has served on many House Committee and Sub-Committee panels.
Formerly a law school professor, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was the first woman ever elected to the Senate from Massachusetts in 2012.
According to her official government website, Elizabeth served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)—the oversight board set up in the aftermath of the financial crisis to protect taxpayers, hold Wall Street accountable, and help homeowners get back on their feet.
Former national security adviser to Barack Obama and potential vice presidential pick for Joe Biden, Susan Rice may not have ever served in an elected position, but she is a veteran of the past two Democratic administrations, serving in policymaking positions and as a top adviser.
NPR says Rice grew up in Washington, D.C. After college at Stanford University, she studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar. In June 2013, Rice was named national security adviser by President Obama, succeeding former adviser Tom Donilon.
Biden is slated to announce his pick sometime next week.