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Which Woman Will Be Biden’s VP Pick?


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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has said he will announce his running mate this week, ahead of the virtual Democratic convention. His choice would be only the second female Democratic nominee for vice president in American history. With Joe Biden’s announcement expected any day — we wondered: what sort of influence will a female candidate have on the campaign, and politics more generally? And will Biden heed calls to select a woman of color for the job? 

The 21st speaks to a politico correspondent and experts on political science to hear their answers to those questions.


Julie Lee Merseth, professor in the department of Political Science, Northwestern University 

Kelly Dittmar, Director of Research, Center for Women in American Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics and Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University - Camden 

Natasha Korecki, National Correspondent for Politico


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