Potential Trump Supreme Court nominee volunteered for Biden's 1987 campaign

One of the top candidates on President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees volunteered for Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenPressure grows for breakthrough in Biden agenda talks State school board leaves national association saying they called parents domestic terrorists Sunday shows preview: Supply chain crisis threaten holiday sales; uncertainty over whether US can sustain nationwide downward trend in COVID-19 cases MORE’s 1987 presidential bid, CNN reported

Trump on Monday told Fox News that he was considering five candidates for the vacancy on the court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgBiden's Supreme Court commission ends not with a bang but a whimper The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle Why do progressives want to cancel women? MORE last week. Trump noted a potential nominee "from Michigan,” referring to Judge Joan Larsen, an administration official confirmed to CNN.

The president appointed Larsen to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017.


Larson disclosed at the time that she “did some low-level volunteer work" like stuffing envelopes and making phone calls for Biden’s campaign in Iowa at the time, CNN noted. Biden would later lose the Democratic presidential nomination to then-Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis. 

The judge is a member of the Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation. She also served in the Department of Justice in President George W. Bush’s administration, in addition to serving as a clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia.

She was also a Michigan Supreme Court judge.

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