Joe Biden's Potential Running Mates

Joe Biden caught my attention when he vowed to choose a woman as his vice president. 

At the first debate of the 2020 primary race, Biden said, “There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president.”

Biden intends to choose a panel of advisors by May 1 to help him select a running mate and then narrow down the list of contenders by July.

Based solely on speculation, these are the women who are the contenders for vice president of the United States. Every woman on this list is a member of the Democratic party.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)

American lawyer and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from California since 2017. Harris previously served as the 27th District Attorney of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011 and 32nd Attorney General of California from 2011 until 2017.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Minnesota. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, Minnesota's affiliate of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the Hennepin County attorney. 

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)

American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Nevada since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she was the 32nd attorney general of Nevada from 2007 to 2015. 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

American politician and lawyer serving as the senior United States senator from Massachusetts since 2013. Warren was formerly a law school professor specializing in bankruptcy law.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI)

American politician serving as the 49th governor of Michigan. A member of the Democratic Party, she served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2001 to 2006 and in the Michigan senate from 2006 to 2015.

Stacey Abrams (D-GA)

American politician, lawyer, and author who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017 and served as minority leader from 2011 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she was the party's nominee in the 2018 Georgia governor election.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Wisconsin since January 2013.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

American politician and former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who has served as the junior United States Senator for Illinois since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she represented Illinois's 8th district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2017.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D-GA)

American politician and lawyer who is the 60th and current Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. She was elected mayor in 2017. Before becoming mayor, she was a member of the Atlanta City Council, representing part of Southwest Atlanta.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)

American lawyer and politician serving as the 32nd Governor of New Mexico. She previously represented New Mexico's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2018. On November 6, 2018, she became the first Democratic woman elected as governor of New Mexico, as well as the first Democratic Latina elected state chief executive in the history of the United States.

Rep. Val Demings (D-FL)

American politician and retired law enforcement officer who serves as the United States Representative from Florida's 10th congressional district, serving since 2017. She served as Chief of the Orlando Police Department, the first woman to hold the position.