Summary of: Chummy Senate Democrats jump into veepstakes published on Politico, April 26, 2020.
6 Democratic female senators are in the mix to be Biden’s running mate
The Biden campaign is set to announce its vice-presidential selection panel by May 1, 2020. Although Democrats don’t expect an actual pick until July, Biden said his running mate “will be a woman.” Here are the 6 democratic female senators in the mix:
Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin
Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois
Senator Kamala Harris of California
A female vice-president would be groundbreaking for the U.S. Just years ago, Hillary Clinton became the first female presidential nominee of a major party.
Harris would be the first black woman selected as a vice presidential pick.
Cortez Masto would be the first Latina woman selected.
Duckworth would be the first Asian American woman, combat veteran, and double amputee to be selected.
Baldwin was the first openly gay senator when elected in 2012.
Warren would be the most liberal vice-presidential pick in a generation.
Klobuchar is from a state and region of which Trump’s electoral votes depend on.
Here’s what these women are doing now:
Klobuchar is making an aggressive push to expand vote by mail.
Harris wants to expand early voting and vote by mail.
Warren is rolling out plans to expand Coronavirus testing, push the government to manufacture medical supplies, and increase worker protections.
Baldwin and Duckworth want a temporary protection standard through the Labor Department requiring employers to limit coronavirus exposure for employees.
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