As former Vice President Joe Biden’s early-August deadline for a VP pick draws near, reports are emerging by the day about movements within his inner circle to thwart Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-Calif.) chances as signs emerge bolstering her frontrunner status. WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 27: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) awaits the start of a memorial ceremony for … [+] Once Biden’s Democratic primary rival who gained a sizable but fleeting polling bump by excoriating him at a debate last June over busing and segregation, Harris has become his outspoken ally and frequent surrogate since dropping out in December.
Biden pledged in March to name a woman as his VP, and Harris has widely been seen as leading Biden’s shortlist, with George Floyd protests in June heightening demand among Democrats for a Black nominee.
Recent signs have emerged seemingly solidifying Harris’s status as the favorite, most notably an AP photo of Biden’s notepad, with notes under Harris’s name reading, “Do not hold grudges,” “Campaigned with me & Jill,” “Talented,” “Great help to campaign,” and “Great respect for her.”
But some within Biden’s inner circle reportedly don’t share his enchantment with Harris; according to an anonymously-sourced report from Politico, former Sen. Chris Dodd […]
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