“All the way that (race problems) arises has a real and serious impact on search,” said senior Democratic Representative Jim Clyburn, who has deep ties to the Biden campaign. Said. “You can do a search to check a box, or you can do a search to get a working spouse. I think this search will be real about getting a working spouse instead of checking a box.”
Separate teams of lawyers assigned to each of the competitors are approaching the closing stages of reviewing three different types of financial, medical and medical records in background audits, according to the people involved. Sources According to the CNN, members of the search committee held extensive interviews with various candidates, but Biden is unlikely to sit with the finalists from mid-July until the end, expected to be announced in early August.
“The veterinary colonoscopy is currently taking place,” a Democratic official said, speaking with anonymity, to comply with the confidentiality surrounding the election. Said.
However, exploration is a dynamic research that has evolved significantly since its inception and warns that veterinary medicine may change again as it intensifies. The goal is to have a number of options for Biden, especially if an early favorite encounters complications.
Former Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice says that two people who know this issue, as well as California representative Karen Bass, who was strongly recommended to Biden by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have been thoroughly audited. Clyburn confirmed to CNN that Bass was “audited”.
Sources say that Tammy, Tammy Baldwin, from Wisconsin, and Tammy Duckworth, from Illinois, are also among the larger strata.
A campaign assistant declined to comment on who the Biden campaign was reviewing.
In response to the multiple deaths of black men and women in the hands of the police, nationwide protests changed at least part of the search for a working spouse, people close to Biden’s veterinary process will respond to CNN, the election of the committee’s former vice president, this moment of social unrest in America. .
“Over the past month, we saw a real and meaningful change on racial issues and policing that would affect the public’s account,” said a Democrat, who pointed out polls conducted in the past months. thoughts about everything from systematic racism to supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Ensuring that their resources are aligned with what they think will be the most important message this fall,” the search committee said.
While a significant share from the veterinary practice was clearly apparent, Biden spoke of choosing someone who shared his philosophy extensively, while lawyer teams spent the weeks entering the background of serious candidates.
Search, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, former Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, Delaware Rep. It is led by Lisa Blunt Rochester and ex-Biden lawyer Cynthia Hogan. Lisa Monaco, a former National Security advisor under the Obama administration, also plays an important role in overseeing veterinary teams.
Lawyers still learn the background of potential candidates, from reviewing Harris’s trials in California, to investigating complaints against Demings as a police chief in Orlando, to scanning Rice and Warren’s op-eds and scientific papers.
The epidemic changed at least some aspects, with most of the research and conversations being done virtually, rather than making country-wide trips to enter each section in the lives of potential lawyers of lawyers. But the goal is the same: Seeking anything embarrassing, distracting, or otherwise troubling can cause a problem for Biden, who says he will choose someone ready to be president from day one.
A person close to the process said, “Every stone is reversed, not personally.” Said.
Since many of the potential competitors are little known nationally, the Biden campaign also conducts speeches and videos and focus groups of candidates who have been shown to measure voters’ response. This is a typical example of recent vice president searches, but consultants say the research may be more important this year due to the unique dynamics of this research.
Although the political landscape has changed dramatically with racism, injustice and police brutality protests, he says Biden’s goal has not changed. Three months ago, Biden announced that she would choose a woman as a working woman, but the finalists are almost all women of color, except Warren.
However, the effect of this moment was felt during the search, especially in Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s decision to quit the race quickly fell after falling rapidly after several weeks of negative publicity about her interaction with the police during the stock period. Prosecutor in the province’s largest district.
“It is a historic moment, and America has to take this moment,” Klobuchar said. “And I really believe, when I called him last night, I told the vice president, I think this is a moment for a woman to put a color on that ticket.”
This is a situation that many Democratic leaders do by force and publicly and that the Democrats close to the process are heard by the search committee. Black voters also played a critical role in Biden’s primary victory, a point that did not disappear in his campaign.
“The environment has been accused so racially,” said a Democrat, who has direct knowledge of the process, “the pressure to choose a colorful woman has increased significantly.”
Some senior Democrats believe that the pressure can push Biden’s timeline up to choose a working wife. The former vice president repeatedly said he wanted to make a decision around August 1, but some Democrats believe that both the protests that shook the country and the pressure for Biden’s choice of a Black woman could cause Biden to rise to this date.
“While the national momentum that supports the black female VP candidate continues to increase, the pressure of Vice President Biden to increase his decision is increasing,” Tim Zine’s senior vice president Karen Finney said. Said. When I was Hillary Clinton’s running companion in 2016.
Biden said that he believed that several people were still not limited to their criteria, but not limited to a strong management partner, as well as a person who continues to work and is tested on the national stage. These features remain critical, which allows more than a dozen people close to Biden to tell CNN they believe Harris is the leading choice for the critical last month.
“He needs someone who is the best managing partner he can trust,” says Biden ally CNN for a long time. “This hasn’t changed.”
This summer happened 12 years ago when Obama chose to join the Biden ticket. The two were not particularly close, but Obama said it was important that Biden’s experience and testing on the national stage at the time were. Today, the same feeling reports Biden’s thought, a few people close to him believe.
In this research, people close to both men, Obama serves as a drilling board and consultant to Biden instead of someone trying to direct the scales towards an island. According to sources, the two men regularly talk about the political moment the country is facing, but they did not give an in-depth talk about the finalists being handled by Biden.
Obama was a strong advocate of Warren for his great ideas, largely to stimulate the economy and address income inequality. However, people close to her admit that it is impossible for the search for vice president to be separated by events in the country last month.
Although the background checks and recommendations from inside and outside the campaign are all important in the report, “the most important issue is that the presidential candidate know or recognize the personal vice presidents.” He suggested that the candidate try to spend a few days with each of the potential candidates.
However, this may be difficult for Biden in the coming weeks. The campaign greatly reduced face-to-face events in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic; fundraising tools were held virtually and all events were limited to comply with public health guidelines.
Biden sought other ways to test his political chemistry with women on his shortlist, including appearing at joint video conferencing events or TV interviews.
Biden’s allies have repeatedly said that personal comfort will be an important factor for the former vice-president, who spoke openly about Obama’s close friendship developing for eight years.
The final decision is expected to be strictly protected before announcement from the campaign, a strategy outlined in Bauer and Dunn’s 2016 report: “The election notification must be made publicly to the candidate for vice president, but a day or two later.”