US elections, all Biden women: 13 candidates. Plus the 14th who could clear the cards

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NEW YORK – In March Joe Biden he said that if he won the nomination he would choose a woman as vice president. Three months later the knot has not yet been resolved. Biden will announce the choice for early August, in view of the democratic convention that will sanction his official candidacy for the presidential race on November 3rd. Meanwhile, the Democratic Electoral Commission is conducting confidential meetings with the candidates and gathering documents on their lives. Thirteen women are at stake. Plus the fourteenth, out of the deck, which can clear the cards.


Kamala Harris


Kamala Harris

It is considered, at the moment, the favorite. Indian mother, Jamaican father, 55 years old, Californian, former district attorney in San Francisco, is the black candidate best known by the Americans. It was the first, during the campaign for the primaries, to attack Biden on racial issues. The way he managed his campaign, which ended with a rapid exit from the scene, left some doubts among Biden’s advisors, but a substantial part of the party’s essays sees Harris, for his energy and enthusiasm, the candidate’s ideal companion presidential. On being considered among the candidates, she said: “I know that it is talked about in the media and commentators and I am honored to be taken into consideration.”

Gretchen Whitmer


US elections, all Biden women: 13 candidates. Plus the 14th who could clear the cards

Gretchen Whitmer

Governor of Michigan since 2019, she emerged on the national political scene with the pandemic, when she imposed the lockdown triggering the reaction of the Trumpians, who demonstrated at the state government building, carrying assault weapons. The strong point of this 48-year-old woman is Michigan, one of the key states on which electoral success depends. Here in 2016 Hillary Clinton lost by Trump. But compared to a few months ago, his name has lost strength. On being considered one of the candidates, she said: “I had little time to follow the presidential campaign, the most important thing for me to do now is to govern the state where I was born.”

Val Demings


US elections, all Biden women: 13 candidates. Plus the 14th who could clear the cards

Val Demings

Elected in Florida for the Chamber, until a year ago she was partially unknown, but the Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, gave her great visibility, appointing her among the “prosecutors” of the impeachment to the president during the Senate trial. She is African American, but at 63 she has little political experience and an unknown name. On being considered one of the candidates, she said: “I only hope that one day, when boys and girls from this nation hear my personal story, and they will be told that they will not be successful for any reason, they can draw inspiration.”

Tammy Duckworth


US elections, all Biden women: 13 candidates. Plus the 14th who could clear the cards

Tammy Duckworth

Illinois senator from 2017, 52-year-old veteran, lost her legs in Iraq when she was hit while driving an army helicopter. First woman with a double amputation to be elected to Congress. On being considered one of the candidates, she said: “I always answered the call when I was asked to serve my country.”

Elizabeth Warren


US elections, all Biden women: 13 candidates. Plus the 14th who could clear the cards

Elizabeth Warren

Massachusetts Senator since 2013, studies at Harvard, former presidential candidate. Despite her 70 years, she has taken on young people, speaks to radicals, a supporter of health care and the right to free study for everyone, but does not represent the racial diversity that Biden wants to focus on. On being considered among the candidates, she said: “I am focused only on this crisis.”

Stacey Abrams


US elections, all Biden women: 13 candidates. Plus the 14th who could clear the cards

Stacey Abrams

Failure to govern Georgia, she is considered one of the party’s talents. Her civil rights activism makes her one of the most credible to conquer the African American community. She, 46 years old, unlike the others, did not hide her aim for the job. On being considered among the candidates, she said: “I would be an excellent travel companion. I have the ability to attract voters, motivating those of the communities so far ignored”.

Keisha Lance Bottoms


US elections, all Biden women: 13 candidates. Plus the 14th who could clear the cards

Keisha Lance Bottoms

From 2018 mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, perhaps the one with the greatest charisma afterwards Michelle Obama. The death of George Floyd and street demonstrations have launched the image of this 50-year-old African American woman, mother of four, ready to defend blacks, to ask for restrictions from the police, but also determined to condemn those who devastated. He supported Biden from the beginning of the campaign, but still has little political experience. On being considered one of the candidates, he said: “It will be important to have a strong vice presidency to help him beat Donald Trump“.

Tammy Baldwin


US elections, all Biden women: 13 candidates. Plus the 14th who could clear the cards

Tammy Baldwin

Since 2013, senator from Wisconsin, one of the states that the dems lost in the 2016 presidential elections. The party does not want to repeat the same mistake, to the point that the convention will be in Milwaukee, barring a pandemic. The choice of Baldwin, 58, would have something historic: he would be the first avowedly gay vice president. On being considered among the candidates, she said, “I haven’t ruled it out.”

Kyrsten Sinema


US elections, all Biden women: 13 candidates. Plus the 14th who could clear the cards

Kyrsten Sinema

Arizona senator, 43 years old, young, telegenic, determined. A party current views the “desert state” as more important than others for the final victory: Biden’s moderation, coupled with Trump’s divisive rhetoric on immigration, would have shifted voting intentions from Republicans to Democrats. Its freshness could balance the more seasoned air of Biden, with its 77 years. On being considered among the candidates, she said: “I’m just saying that Biden is authentic, genuine, he represents the values ​​of Arizona.”

Michelle Lujan Grisham


US elections, all Biden women: 13 candidates. Plus the 14th who could clear the cards

Michelle Lujan Grisham

Governor of New Mexico since 2019, 60 years old, the only one with Hispanic origins, very popular among Latinos, unlike Biden.
On being considered among the candidates, she said: “I hope Biden will continue not only to seek a vice presidency, but to build a clear agenda for America.”

Susan Rice


US elections, all Biden women: 13 candidates. Plus the 14th who could clear the cards

Susan Rice

Former National Security Advisor and UN Ambassador with Barack Obama, 55, has no direct political experience and is not a television face, but enjoys high regard, especially for foreign policy. On being considered among the candidates, she said: “I am honored to be among the women considered for that position.”

Gina Raimondo


US elections, all Biden women: 13 candidates. Plus the 14th who could clear the cards

Gina Raimondo

Governor of Rhode Island since 2015, 49-year-old economic expert has put the state’s pension system back on its feet. It doesn’t seem to have great chances. On being considered among the candidates, she said, “I’m spending zero time in politics right now.”

Maggie Hassan


US elections, all Biden women: 13 candidates. Plus the 14th who could clear the cards

Maggie Hassan

New Hampshire senator since 2017, former governor, 62 years old, health expert, is not known and does not seem to have great chances, but the electoral commission wanted to meet her. On being considered among the candidates, she said: “I will not comment on this phase of the choice of vice-presidency, I focus on serving Americans in the Senate.”

Michelle Obama


US elections, all Biden women: 13 candidates. Plus the 14th who could clear the cards

Michelle Obama

The former First Lady would be the trump card. Many want it, it would put African Americans back together and give enthusiasm to young people. Rumors from the past two weeks say Obama would have taken Biden’s presidential strategy. The wife’s name could only come out with the guarantee of a victory. The fact that Biden has not yet indicated his vice president would have raised hope among supporters. Up until a few months ago, Michelle, 56, didn’t seem enthusiastic. In his autobiography he mentioned the high price paid privately for the eight years he spent in the White House. But he continues to move in a presidential way: his message on being African American, put online on June 19, the day of the celebration of the end of slavery, was the most read on social media. He did not speak about his candidacy, but warned how important the November challenge is: “The thing to keep an eye on is to make sure that the health and economic crisis generated by the pandemic does not undermine democracy”.

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