Harris: Biden 'would be a great running mate'

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance On The Money: Trump signs short-term spending bill to avoid shutdown | Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019 | California high court strikes down law targeting Trump tax returns Democratic strategist laments 'low bar' for Biden debate performance 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 BidenKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance Watergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Deal on defense bill proves elusive | Hill, Holmes offer damaging testimony | Trump vows to block Navy from ousting officer from SEALs 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.


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 ClayTrump tax breaks for low-income neighborhoods draw scrutiny Maloney wins vote for Oversight chairwoman GOP senator blasts Dem bills on 'opportunity zones' 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 SandersKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance Wasserman Schultz makes bid for House Appropriations Committee gavel Overnight Health Care: Crunch time for Congress on surprise medical bills | CDC confirms 47 vaping-related deaths | Massachusetts passes flavored tobacco, vaping products ban MORE (I-Vt.).

Harris has emerged as a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpWatergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump In private moment with Trump, Justice Kennedy pushed for Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination: book Obama: 'Everybody needs to chill out' about differences between 2020 candidates MORE and laid out a handful of detailed policies regarding education, gun control and more.