KAMALA HARRIS, 55. CALIFORNIA SENATOR
After widespread protests over racial injustice and police brutality, increasing pressure forced Biden to choose a woman of color. Harris, daughter of Jamaican and Indian parents, fits the bill.
Harris is considered by many to be the favorite to run alongside Biden. She is a former presidential candidate and a tested former prosecutor, has shown her ability to strike ̵1; a valuable asset to a running mate. As a first-term senator from California, she has been thoroughly scrutinized by rival media and campaigns.
Harris endorsed Biden after quitting the race. But her criticism of him during the Democratic preliminary debate over his opposition to taking the bus to school has left some people close to Biden worried about his ambitions and loyalty. Miss.
Family life: Married to Douglas Emhoff, has two grown children.
SUSAN RICE, 55. NATIONAL SECURITY CONSULTING JOINT STOCK COMPANY
Rice served as President Barack Obama’s national security adviser for a second term, where she worked hand-to-hand on foreign policy issues with Biden, Obama’s vice president.
Before that, Rice served as the US ambassador to the United Nations under Obama and advised several other Democratic presidential candidates on national security.
A black woman, Rice could help propel the vote of African-Americans, the Democratic Party’s most staunch electoral district. But she has never run for public office, which means she won’t be challenged on the runway. Her involvement in the controversy over the 2012 strike against the US mission in Benghazi, Libya, could revive that incident as a matter of campaign.
Family life: Married to former ABC News CEO Ian Cameron with one son and one daughter; John’s son is a Trump supporter
VAL DEMINGS, 63. FLORIDA GENERAL
Biden said Demings, an African-American congresswoman from the Florida electoral battlefield, was on the shortlist to run.
Former chief of police Orlando served as one of the House’s impeachment proceedings against Republican President Donald Trump but held a lower position among voters nationwide.
Demings’s background in law enforcement and her relatively undisclosed past as sheriff could be seen as risk factors for a Biden campaign wanting to attract voters. improvement.
Family Life: Married to Jerry Demings, the current mayor of Orange County, Florida, with three grown children
KAREN BASS, 66. CALIFORNIA GENERAL MEETING
A late addition to Biden’s shortlist, Bass, a congresswoman from Southern California and president of the Caucus Black Parliament, will add a voice of progress to the ticket.
Bass has extensive knowledge of police reform efforts and has spearheaded the House legislature’s response to the police’s murder of George Floyd in May. But at 66, she might not offer the generational transition scenario Biden wants to portray.
Family life: Loss of daughter and son-in-law in a 2006 car accident; have four stepchildren who have grown from their old marriage
TAMMY DUCKWORTH, 52. ILLINOIS SENATOR
Duckworth has a compelling personal story and will help reinforce the campaign’s national security credentials.
Senator from Illinois is a veteran who lost his leg when her helicopter was shot down in Iraq in 2004. She became the first woman with a disability and the first Thai-American to be elected to Congress. . Duckworth, however, has not been at the forefront in civil justice matters like Harris, Bass and others on Biden’s list.
Family Life: Married to Bryan Bowlsbey, also a veteran, has two daughters, Abigail, five, and Maile, two, the first child of a sitting senator
KEISHA LANCE BEAUTY, 50. ATLANTA MAYOR
Bottoms was the first term mayor of a city that was disturbed by protests over Floyd’s death and the shooting of another Black man, Rayshard Brooks, by the Atlanta police in June. Atlanta is also a hotspot in the coronavirus pandemic, placing Bottom at the top of the country’s two biggest challenges at the moment.
While Bottoms was an early backer of Biden, her lack of experience at the federal level could take her chances. Biden, who will be the oldest US president, has confirmed his No. 2 ready to take over the presidency at any time.
Married to Home Depot CEO Derek Bottoms, has four adopted children
ELIZABETH WARREN, 71. MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR
Warren has spoken to Biden regularly since quitting the Democratic run and endorsing him. The senator from Massachusetts is seen by the Biden advisers as a bridge between the former vice president and skeptics of his commitment to progressive policy priorities.
However, Warren’s selection could spark allegations of the Trump campaign that Biden favors an over-left-wing agenda, while potentially alienating moderate voters in battlefield states. Biden is nurturing.
Family life: Married to Harvard professor Bruce Mann, has two grown children from his first marriage and three grandchildren
MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM, 60. NEW MEXICO DIRECTOR
Lujan Grisham became the state’s first Latina Democratic Party governor in 2018, after serving six years in Congress.
Biden’s election campaign has been motivated by allies to consider a running friend could boost his support among Latino voters, potentially the largest minority voting block in the run. November election.
Family life: Husband Gregory Girsham died of an aneurysm in 2004. She has two daughters
GRETCHEN WHITMER, 48. MICHIGAN GOVERNOR
Whitmer raised his profile as governor of a battlefield state heavily affected by coronavirus.
But earlier this year, some Michigan residents were criticized by some Michigan residents for a home order they deemed too bad.
Family life: Having two children from his first marriage and three stepchildren from his second marriage with Marc Mallory, a dentist