Joe Biden, who has already committed to picking a woman as his running mate, is reportedly considering two dark horse candidates—Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto—for his VP pick, as well as recent presidential candidates Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., according to sources familiar with the thinking on Biden’s campaign.
Biden, who would be 78 years old on Inauguration Day and the oldest person to ever take the oath of office, is under increasing pressure to choose a can’t miss VP pick.
Cortez Masto was first elected to the Senate in 2017 and was previously attorney general of Nevada from 2007-2015.
Grisham is the first Latina Democratic governor of New Mexico and was previously a three-term member of Congress.
"There's about 12 to 15 women who I think would be qualified to be president tomorrow,” Biden said Tuesday on “The View.” “But I think we're going to now have the list down to about 11. We're going to start vetting soon."
Biden indicated Sunday that he has consulted with his former boss, President Barack Obama, about who to pick for VP.
At the top of the list are Harris, Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., according to Biden advisers and allies interviewed by Politico.