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Tammy Duckworth gaining traction as possible Biden running mate

Three people close to the Biden campaign say Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is emerging as a serious contender for the Democratic nomination for Vice President, reports the Washington Post.

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told the Post the Purple Heart Iraqi War veteran is getting a “lot of attention”

“You had all the other names there, and it was as if she didn’t exist,” Reid (D-Nev.) said. “And suddenly people began to look at her — this highly decorated woman, member of Congress, senator.”

In 2018, Duckworth became the first to give birth while in the Senate and the first to bring her baby to the Senate floor.

There has been much speculation that Biden will pick a Black woman as his running mate because of the wide attention being given to the Black Lives Matter Movement.

When asked on Sunday, Duckworth appeared to dodge the question about whether a Black woman needed to be selected, according to Newsweek.

Duckworth told CNN she believes Black women are a “key to victory” for Biden, but fell short of saying he needed to choose a Black women.

“The Biden campaign have their own process that they’re going through and I’m sure Vice President Biden will pick the right person to be next to him as he digs this country of the of the mess that Donald Trump has put us in,” she said.

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