After weeks of speculation that New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was reportedly being considered to be former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate on the Democrat ticket for president, it appears her dreams of the longshot nomination have been completely shattered.
According to a new CNN report, Biden has winnowed down his list to four possible contenders, and Lujan Grisham is not on it. According to the report, “CNN spoke to more than a dozen people close to the Biden search process who believe that four of the leading prospects are Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Rep. Val Demings of Florida and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.”
Joe Biden has already disclosed that he will pick a woman as a running mate, but the only question now is whether that running mate will be a woman of color or not, especially given certain recent developments where race riots have begun across the country.
A close ally of the Joe Biden campaign, Rep. James Clyburn, told CNN, “The whole way that (issues of race) have come to fro is having a real, serious impact on the search,” adding, “You can do a search in order to check a box or you can do a search to get a running mate. I think this search is going to be genuine about getting a running mate rather than checking a box.”