Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (D-Calif.) dismissed speculation that she would be a sought-after running mate to balance out a presidential ticket, instead calling current Democratic front-runner Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE a great potential vice presidential nominee for her.
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“I think Joe Biden would be a great running mate. As vice president he’s proven that he knows how to do the job,” Harris said at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.
Harris is often touted as a great potential running mate to add diversity to a Democratic ticket should she fall short in pursuing the presidential nomination herself.
Harris, 54, is of mixed heritage, the daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father, though she has long identified with African American causes.
Politico reported this week that a Biden-Harris ticket is seen as ideal by some members of the Congressional Black Caucus, citing interviews with a dozen of its members.
“That would be a dream ticket for me, a dream ticket!” said Rep. Lacy ClayWilliam (Lacy) Lacy ClayCalls for police reform sparks divisions in Congress The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Pence visits Orlando as all 50 states reopen The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Mnuchin, Powell: Economy may need more boost; Trump defends malaria drug MORE (D-Mo.), according to Politico. “If she is not the nominee, that would be a dream ticket for this country.”
Though Harris consistently polls among the top of a crowded primary pack, Biden so far has a wide lead in the polls, including over Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.).
Harris has emerged as a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE and laid out a handful of detailed policies regarding education, gun control and more.