Harris: Biden 'would be a great running mate'

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues 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 BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues 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 SandersHarris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues Lee, Sanders introduce bill to tax Wall Street transactions MORE (I-Vt.).

Harris has emerged as a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE and laid out a handful of detailed policies regarding education, gun control and more.