Biden Eyeing Aug. 1 as Date to Pick VP Candidate

Biden Eyeing Aug. 1 as Date to Pick VP Candidate

Biden Eyeing Aug. 1 as Date to Pick VP Candidate

At Wednesday's fundraiser, which he hosted with former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, Biden said his four-person review committee is about to "decide on the basic cut". Among the other featured speakers are 2018 U.S. Senate nominee Beto O'Rourke, who also made a failed bid for president this cycle. Nevada's senior senator was one of a few women believed to be on the short list for vice president, and her predecessor, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Tammy Duckworth (Ill.), Tammy Baldwin (Wis.), Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Rep. Val Demings (Fla.) and former Georgia state representative Stacey Abrams.

There are a number of women who are likely to be considered and have had regular contacts with Biden in the past few months, including Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA and Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer.

"Texas is the biggest battleground state in the country".

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa and Vice Chair Carla Brailey touted Texas as a battleground state for the 2020 election in a statement Thursday.

Several chapters of the College Democrats are refusing to support Joe Biden in his bid for the White House following sexual assault allegations brought forth by Tara Reade, who was a young staffer in his office almost 30 years ago when Biden was a senator.

Due to the novel coronavirus' outbreak, the party's convention wil be held virtually from June 1-6.

In 2016, Republican Donald Trump carried Texas by 9 percentage points in his successful campaign for the presidency.

John C. Moritz covers Texas government and politics for the USA Today Network in Austin. A California native and graduate of the University of Missouri, she's made her way across the US and landed in Texas in May 2019.

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