Vice Presidential Speculation

in the March 15 Democratic debate, then likely nominee Joe Biden committed that he would pick a woman as his running mate.  The Biden campaign announced co-chairs of its Vice Presidential Selection Committee on April 30, 2020.  In the months since then, as the vetting process has gone on behind the scenes, various prospects have enjoyed speculation boomlets. Some prospects have withdrawn from consideration (Sen. Cortez Masto on May 28 and Sen. Klobuchar on June 18) or fallen from favor, while new names have emerged.  Throughout the process, there has been significant support among Democrats for the view that Biden should choose a woman of color.


Examples of communications advocating for (or against) one or another of the potential running mates

Aug. 10, 2020 - More Than 100 Black Male Leaders Sign Statement of Solidarity Requiring a Black Woman Vice President

Aug. 9, 2020 - Mi Statewide Official Pamela Pugh: Governor Gretchen Whitmer is Not Qualified to be Vice President. The Time is Now for a Black Woman Vice President

Aug. 7, 2020 - Top Black Women Leaders Denounce Racist, Sexist Attacks Against VP Candidates

approx. Aug. 5, 2020 - An Open Letter By Supporters Of Michelle Obama

Aug 3, 2020 - AMBITION by Glenda Glover, Ph.D., JD, CPA President, Tennessee State University

Aug. 2, 2020 - Donald J. Trump for President: Joe Biden Eyes Castro-Lover Karen Bass for VP as She Misrepresents the Communist Group She Led

July 19, 2020 - Open Letter: 2020 DNC California Delegates Choose Lee, Turner or Bass for VP

June 30, 2020 - Organizations That Back Bernie Announce Support for Warren for VP In Open Letter To Biden

June 29, 2020 - VoteVets video in support of Tammy Duckworth

June 18, 2020 - Letter from 100+ progressive former public officials, authors, actors, activists, advocates and scholars in support of Elizabeth Warren

May 4, 2020 - The Committee to Draft Michelle Obama: The Case for Michelle Obama

Apr. 24, 2020 - Open Letter from Black Women Leaders

Mar. 6, 2020 - She The People: Join Us In Calling for Woman of Color VP


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