A majority of the final contenders to be Joe Biden’s running mate are black women.
The other 2 women, are Elizabeth Warren, who is white and Michelle Lujan Grisham, governor of New Mexico, who is Latina.
Business Insider reports Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden has narrowed down his list of vice presidential candidates — and it features several Black women.
Sources close to Biden’s campaign told the Washington Post that several candidates had now made it to the stage of comprehensive vetting to be Biden’s potential running mate.
Among the names on the list are Sen. Kamala Harris of California, former national security adviser Susan Rice, Florida Rep. Val Demmings, and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Mayor Bottoms is currently in the national spotlight, after the killing of a Black man by a white police officer in Atlanta on Friday night sparked a new wave of anti-racism protests.
All four women are African American.
Also on the list, according to the Post, is Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who’s white, and Michelle Lujan Grisham, governor of New Mexico, who is Latina.
The Associated Press confirmed that the candidates named by the Post were all top contenders.
Biden currently leads President Donald Trump in national polls. Trump’s faltering response to the coronavirus crisis and George Floyd anti-racism protests are believed by close aides to be behind a sharp dip in his support.
In contrast to Trump, who has backed tough crackdowns on the protests, Biden has expressed sympathy with their cause, and pledged a series of police reforms if elected to the White House.