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Democrats Ply Biden With Running Mate Alternatives to Kamala Harris

  • Biden has entered final stage of vice-presidential search
  • Nominee expects to name running mate week of Aug. 10
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Democrats around Joe Biden are angling to provide alternatives to Kamala Harris as his running mate, long seen as the front-runner for the post, as his vice-presidential selection process enters its final stage.

Although Biden said Tuesday that he would announce his pick the week of Aug. 3, people familiar with the process said they’re planning for a rollout the week of Aug. 10, giving the new Democratic ticket only a few days to campaign together before the party’s convention, which begins Aug. 17.

Biden allies have let it be known that California Representative Karen Bass, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, is being seriously considered, and Bass is doing her own campaigning.