Clock is ticking on Biden VP pick

Transcript Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said he would announce his running mate this week. The clock is ticking. As a former Vice President himself, it’s a role Biden understands well. When they left the White House, Biden and former…

Clock is ticking on Biden VP pick

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Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said he would announce his running mate this week.

The clock is ticking.

As a former Vice President himself, it’s a role Biden understands well.

When they left the White House, Biden and former President Barack Obama were friends and trusted allies.

But it didn’t start out that way.

Twelve years ago, the two had barely any relationship at all.

Their partnership grew over time.

Friends of Biden tell CNN his partnership with Obama is what Biden is using as his guide for how he’s making his decision.

Five months ago, Biden set the parameters of his search during the final primary debate with Bernie Sanders, saying he would be picking a woman as his Vice President.

Since then aides tell CNN 11 women have undergone vetting of financial records, personal backgrounds and medical histories.

People close to the search believe California Senator Kamala Harris and former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice are among those he’s most seriously considering.

With steep challenges from coronavirus to the economy awaiting the next president, friends of Biden tell CNN he’s intent on finding a governing partner, not simply a campaign one.

Posted – 8.8.20

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