Kamala Harris is the clear favorite to be the Joe Biden’s pick for running mate in the PredictIt prediction market.
Predict it has Kamala Harris leading, followed by Amy Klobuchar and Gretchen Whitmer.
Chris Cilliza of CNN rates the top 3 and writes:
3. Amy Klobuchar:
Klobuchar has been in the news a lot of late — for reasons she’d rather not be: Her husband was diagnosed with coronavirus. Thankfully he returned home from the hospital late last month and the Minnesota senator has spoken about her husband’s battle the virus. Depending on how dominant coronavirus is an issue in November, that sort of personal experience might matter to voters (and hence to Biden). Klobuchar also still has her Midwestern roots, record of winning easily in a swing-ish state and centrist politics working in her favor. (Previous ranking: 2)
2. Gretchen Whitmer:
It was lost on absolutely no one that the Michigan governor was one of the first guests on Biden’s new podcast — and that on it he praised her as an “outstanding governor” and “one of the most talented people in the country in my view.” Whitmer’s pragmatic politics are a nice fit with Biden’s and her age — she’s 48 — would make a clear generational bridge for Biden. Plus, Whitmer’s profile has soared of late as she battles coronavirus in her state, and attacks from Trump on the job she is doing. (Previous ranking: 4)
1. Kamala Harris:
At a virtual fundraiser Wednesday, Biden praised the California senator for running a “helluva race” for president and adding: “I’m so lucky to have you be a part of this partnership going forward. Working together, we can make a great deal of progress. … I’m coming for you, kid.” Eyebrows raised! Harris checks all the boxes for Biden — an African American and Indian American woman from a huge Democratic (and donor) state who proved herself to be an able debater during her own run for president. (Previous ranking: 1)