But Biden should start the process ofThat should mean Biden’s shortest list of top contenders, minus the larger list including: former Georgia State Senator Stacey Abrams, Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, MP Karen Bass of California, the Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, MP Val Demings, Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Senator Kamala Harris of California, Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, former Obama’s National Security Advisor in the White House Susan Rice and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. that still includes several housekeepers, lawmakers and former federal officials next week when he begins having interviews with potential roommates, according to a separate person with insight into Biden’s verification process. This person couldn’t tell who would be invited to speak directly with Biden about the post.
Over the past few months, the women studied have been asked to submit personal information, including tax and business documents, as well as their wealth and family backgrounds. They were also tasked with disclosing information about their political record, references and other documents to Biden’s selection committee.
Given the varying depth and breadth of their lives and experiences, some women had more information to submit than others: One of the women had her documents stowed throughout her kitchen, one person said. familiar with the work of this candidate.
After the women submitted their cases, they were reviewed by the audit committee and then participated in remote interviews lasting several hours with the audit committee. An interview lasted about four hours, according to a source.
The campaign also held focus groups on potential candidates, according to sources familiar with the ongoing process.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Bidenwhether he would meet his potential vice presidential candidate in person or virtually.
Several people close to the selection process or familiar with Biden’s general way of thinking have pointed out in recent days that the timeline could change at any time and that the former vice president is likely to keep his lawyer among a tight circle of members. family, including his wife, Dr Jill Biden, and other longtime collaborators.
But Biden’s move is expected to be widely announced before a truncated pandemic-era Democratic National Convention is held the week of August 17 in Milwaukee. Biden has said he will formally accept his party’s nomination from that city.
The former vice president shared what he looks for in his own vice president, saying his power partner should have the experience to be president at all times, have strengths where he has weaknesses and share a certain quality “simpatico” with him.