US Election 2020: Who should Joe Biden choose as his running mate?

August 23rd 2008: Obama and Biden embrace after the future president unveiled his running mate in Springfield, Illinois.

8. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

Senator Warren competed against Biden for the Democratic Nomination.

7. Former Georgia Governor candidate Stacey Abrams

Ms. Abrams refused to concede Georgia’s 2018 gubernatorial race, she attributed her defeat to alleged voter suppression by her Republican opponent.

6. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)

Senator Baldwin was the first openly gay woman elected to the Senate. She was also the first openly gay woman elected to the House, where she served from 1999 to 2013. She would become the first openly gay Vice President.

5. New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Governor Lujan Grisham has a thorough understanding of public health after serving as her state’s health secretary.

4. Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice

Rice has a strong background in foreign policy. She has served in various roles in the Clinton and Obama administrations, and advised Democrats such as Michael Dukakis and John Kerry in their Presidential campaigns.

3. Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.)

Rep. Karen Bass has been floated in the past as a possible successor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

2. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)

Senator Harris ran against Biden in the Democratic Primary, and was for some time considered a top-tier candidate.

1. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)

Senator Duckworth served as a U.S. Army pilot in the Iraq War, where she suffered severe combat wounds. She lost both of her legs and mobility in her right arm. Despite her service, she has long been an outspoken critic of the Iraq War.

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