Joe Biden says he’ll pick a woman as his running mate, essentially ending speculation that Cory Booker could wind up as a vice presidential candidate if Biden wins the Democratic nomination for president.
In turn, that puts a stop to talk that Booker would drop his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate to concentrate on a national campaign.
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman mentioned five women as potential VP candidates: Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Val Demings (D-Florida) and Teri Sewell (D-Alabama), and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
“It’s not like we don’t have a lot of options,” Coleman told the New Jersey Globe during a telephone interview last week. “A woman of color, or a person of color, would be an asset.”