More Speculation: Dem Insiders Say Amy Klobuchar Current Favorite For Biden’s VP Pick

Speculation has been rife about who former Vice President Joe Biden might choose to be his 2020 running mate.

While there is no evidence the campaign has made a final decision, the New York Post reports that Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who ran in the presidential primary as an outspoken Democratic moderate, has been emerging as a favorite among some campaign and party insiders.

According to the exclusive report, a Biden campaign insider recently told the news agency that Klobuchar “could be No. 1” on the former VP’s shortlist. Another party insider, a person who works in the Senate, told the news agency that Klobuchar was the stand-out candidate for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

The news agency reports that senior party insiders also believe that Klobuchar has the best shot at joining Biden’s 2020 presidential ticket. In descending order of likelihood, party insiders also told the Post that Governor Gretchen Whimter (D-MI), Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) also still have a shot at joining the ticket.

It’s hard to put much truth into the New York Post report because just last week, Biden said during an online campaign event said he’s “coming for” Kamala Harris.

Biden has not officially secured enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination, but he has already shifted into general election mode and recently promised to select a woman as his vice-presidential running mate, which narrows down the selection a bit.

The Hill reports these 3 names, among others, are likely at the top of Biden’s shortlist:

  • California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris
  • Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren
  • Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar

The Hill adds:

Biden has emerged as the clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in recent weeks following sweeping victories on Super Tuesday and in later contests. He now leads his only remaining competitor, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), in most polls of remaining primary states.

Along with Sanders, Biden has been forced from the campaign trail in recent days due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, instead opting for virtual campaign events such as Sunday’s phone call.

During the Democratic primary debate last month, Biden vowed that his eventual choice of a running mate would be a woman.

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Biden has not officially secured enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination, but he has already shifted into general election mode and recently promised to select a woman as his vice-presidential running mate, which narrows down the selection a bit.

The Hill reports these 3 names, among others, are likely at the top of Biden’s shortlist:

-California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris

-Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren

-Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar

The Hill adds:

Biden has emerged as the clear front runner for the Democratic nomination in recent weeks following sweeping victories on Super Tuesday and in later contests. He now leads his only remaining competitor, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), in most polls of remaining primary states.

Along with Sanders, Biden has been forced from the campaign trail in recent days due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, instead opting for virtual campaign events such as Sunday’s phone call.

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