Harris: Biden 'would be a great running mate'

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisButtigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message De Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Buttigieg condemns 'voices on Fox' for spreading 'fear' and 'lies' ahead of town hall appearance MORE (D-Calif.) dismissed speculation that she would be a sought-after running mate to balance out a presidential ticket, instead calling current Democratic front-runner Joe BidenJoe Robinette BidenButtigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' Buttigieg: The future 'is personal' for me Donald Trump, president for life? We need term limits now MORE a great potential vice presidential nominee for her.

“I think Joe Biden would be a great running mate. As vice president he’s proven that he knows how to do the job,” Harris said at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.

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Harris is often touted as a great potential running mate to add diversity to a Democratic ticket should she fall short in pursuing the presidential nomination herself.

Harris, 54, is of mixed heritage, the daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father, though she has long identified with African American causes.

Politico reported this week that a Biden-Harris ticket is seen as ideal by some members of the Congressional Black Caucus, citing interviews with a dozen of its members.

"That would be a dream ticket for me, a dream ticket!” said Rep. Lacy ClayWilliam (Lacy) Lacy ClayHarris: Biden 'would be a great running mate' Virginia teen's painting of migrant children to hang in US Capitol Divided Dems look to regroup MORE (D-Mo.), according to Politico. “If she is not the nominee, that would be a dream ticket for this country.”

Though Harris consistently polls among the top of a crowded primary pack, Biden so far has a wide lead in the polls, including over Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message Buttigieg: The future 'is personal' for me Donald Trump, president for life? We need term limits now MORE (I-Vt.).

Harris has emerged as a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE and laid out a handful of detailed policies regarding education, gun control and more.