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Klobuchar Drops From VP Consideration, Says it Should be Woman of Color

Joe Biden will only have a few chances and generating further momentum before the November election. His most important looming decision may be his selection of a running mate. During the primary period, the former Delaware senator said that his Vice Presidential choice will be a woman.

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There has been rampant speculation on who that woman might be. Numerous candidates have been interviewed and vetted for the position. Amy Klobuchar, popular in the Mid-West and with moderate voters, was at one point, a favorite for the role. On Thursday night, though, the Minnesota senator said she was withdrawing her name from consideration and hoped Biden would pick a woman of color.

Klobuchar told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, “I truly believe, as I actually told the vice president last night when I called him, that I think this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket.”

The assumed Democratic nominee praised Klobuchar for her candor. Taking to Twitter Thursday night, Biden wrote, “Amy — from the moment you announced you were running for president in a snowstorm, it wasn’t hard to see you had the grit and determination to do anything you set your mind to. You know how to get things done. With your help, we’re going to beat Donald Trump.”

There are a number of candidates who are still in position to become Biden’s running mate. The names include lawmakers like Val Demings, Kamala Harris, Tammy Baldwin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Tammy Duckworth and Elizabeth Warren.

 



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