As former Vice President Joe Biden has become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, securing the endorsement of former progressive rival Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont this week, speculation has mounted about who the candidate will select as his running mate.
Biden has already publicly committed to choosing a woman to be his vice presidential pick, and several names have been floated as top contenders. “I commit that I will in fact pick a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be vice president,” Biden said during the final Democratic presidential primary debate on March 15.