Women mount campaign for black female VP running mate
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Influential black women from all walks of life are mounting a robust effort to persuade former Vice President Joe Biden to select a black woman as his running mate.
They believe it will give him the best advantage to win the White House in November.
Back in March Biden committed to choosing a woman as his vice president running mate and has since created a selection committee to vet candidates.
Four women’s names have popped up as potentially strong candidates.
From left to right they are California Senator Kamala Harris, Florida representative Val Demings, former Georgia gubernatorial Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Political experts say by Biden picking a black female running mate, it assures he will pick someone who has experienced and navigated a lot of the issues that are threatening to tear the country apart right now like systemic racism and police brutality.
And it will galvanize the Democratic Party’s most loyal voters ñ black women.
The pressure increased this week when Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar pulled herself out of the running for the VP job and urged Biden to choose a woman of color.
Biden has not yet committed to picking a woman of color as a running mate.
Posted – 6.20.20