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SURVEY: Who should Joe Biden pick as his running mate?

Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden Jr. is the 47th vice president of the United States. He was in office from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017 while Barack Obama was serving as the 44th U.S. president.

Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee for the 2020 U.S. presidential election. He is running against his Republican counterpart Donald Trump, the the 45th U.S. president.

Trump’s presumptive running mate is Mike Pence, the 48th U.S. vice president. On the other hand, Biden has yet to announce his running mate.

 

What Biden has announced was that he would be choosing a woman as his running mate. Here are the women he is considering:

 

Elizabeth Warren

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA on June 22, 1949, Warren is a former law school professor specializing in bankruptcy law.  Since January 3, 2013, she has been serving as the senior U.S. senator from Massachusetts.

 

Gretchen Whitmer

Born in Lansing, Michigan, USA on August 23, 1971, Whitmer is an alumna of the Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan. She has been serving as the 49th governor of Michigan since January 1, 2019.

 

Kamala Harris

Born in Oakland, California, USA on October 20, 1964, Harris has been serving as the junior U.S. senator from California since January 3, 2017. She is the first Indian American and the second African American woman to serve in the U.S. senate.

 

Karen Bass

Born in Los Angeles, California on October 3, 1953, Bass served as the U.S. representative for California’s 37th district since 2013. She was elected chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) during the 116th Congress on November 28, 2018.

 

Susan Rice

Born in Washington, D.C., USA on November 17, 1964, Rice attended Stanford University and New College at the University of Oxford. She served as the 27th U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013 and as the 24th U.S. national security advisor from 2013 to 2017.

 

Val Demings

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA on March 12, 1957, Demings became the first female chief of the Orlando Police Department in 2007, a position she held until 2011. She has been serving as the U.S. representative for Florida’s 10th congressional district since January 3, 2017.

 

Tammy Duckworth

Born in Bangkok, Thailand on March 12, 1968 to an American father and a Thai mother, Duckworth is the U.S. congresses’s first member born in Thailand and first female member with .a disability elected to Congress, the first female double amputee in the senate and the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office. She has been serving as the U.S. senator from Illinois since January 3, 2017.

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