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Biden's running mate announcement pushed back, likely will not come next week

July 31, 2020
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WASHINGTON – Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, previously said the announcement of his running mate would be in the first week of August.

But that announcement has been pushed back.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A source familiar with the process said that an announcement isn't likely next week. According to the New York Times and CNN, the announcement will come the week before the Democratic National Convention, which is scheduled for Aug. 17 to 20.” data-reactid=”13″>A source familiar with the process said that an announcement isn’t likely next week. According to the New York Times and CNN, the announcement will come the week before the Democratic National Convention, which is scheduled for Aug. 17 to 20.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Three candidates, Karen Bass of California, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and former national security advisor Susan Rice, have emerged as the top contenders for Biden's running mate, according to the reports from the Times and CNN.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”14″>Three candidates, Karen Bass of California, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and former national security advisor Susan Rice, have emerged as the top contenders for Biden’s running mate, according to the reports from the Times and CNN

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Harris, who ran for president in the 2020 primary, emerged as an early favorite to be Biden's vice presidential pick. However, over the past several weeks,&nbsp;Bass has been moving up Biden's list along with&nbsp;Rice, according to CNBC.” data-reactid=”15″>Harris, who ran for president in the 2020 primary, emerged as an early favorite to be Biden’s vice presidential pick. However, over the past several weeks, Bass has been moving up Biden’s list along with Rice, according to CNBC.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="More: Here’s what we know about Trump suggesting the idea of delaying the November election” data-reactid=”16″>More: Here’s what we know about Trump suggesting the idea of delaying the November election

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="After Biden in March committed to choosing a woman as his running mate, around a&nbsp;dozen women were initially part of the former vice president’s shortlist.” data-reactid=”17″>After Biden in March committed to choosing a woman as his running mate, around a dozen women were initially part of the former vice president’s shortlist.

Biden has faced pressure from Democrat to pick either a Black woman or woman of color as his running mate. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="In July,&nbsp;the group She The People, which advocates for women of color,&nbsp;outlined concerns about Biden’s outreach to women of color, particularly in battleground states. One way to help gain support among the crucial voting bloc was for Biden to pick a woman of color as his running mate, the&nbsp;She the People memo stated.” data-reactid=”19″>In July, the group She The People, which advocates for women of color, outlined concerns about Biden’s outreach to women of color, particularly in battleground states. One way to help gain support among the crucial voting bloc was for Biden to pick a woman of color as his running mate, the She the People memo stated.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Biden in a July 20 interview with&nbsp;MSNBC’s Joy Reid said four Black women are under consideration, but he declined to name them.” data-reactid=”20″>Biden in a July 20 interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid said four Black women are under consideration, but he declined to name them.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Contributing: Associated Press” data-reactid=”21″>Contributing: Associated Press

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 2020 election: Joe Biden running mate announcement pushed back” data-reactid=”22″>This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 2020 election: Joe Biden running mate announcement pushed back

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