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Biden VP search narrows to Kamala Harris and Susan Rice: report

Joe Biden’s veep pick has reportedly narrowed to two candidates: Sen. Kamala Harris and Susan Rice.

According to an Axios report published Wednesday, the Democratic nominee, 77, is holed up in his Delaware home where his campaign is in the final stages of vetting a handful of potential running mates.

But people close to Biden believe his search has narrowed to either Kamala Harris, the Democrat senator from California, or Susan Rice, President Obama’s former national security adviser, and would be “surprised if he picks anyone else,” the report said.

A third contender is Californian Rep. Karen Bass but her stock appears to have fallen in recent weeks after years-old comments of her praising Scientology and Cuban dictator Fidel Castro surfaced.

Biden previously said he would announce his running mate on Aug. 1 but is now not expected to name his veep until at least Aug. 10.

At age 77, Biden would be the oldest ever elected president and has signaled that he will only serve one term, making his VP pick all the more important.

He has committed to choosing a woman to join his ticket and under pressure to choose someone of color, said last month that there were four black women on his shortlist.

Read More at NYPost

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