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Harris: Biden ‘would be a great running mate’

Sen. Kamala Harris (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 Biden 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.

{mosads}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 Clay (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 Sanders (I-Vt.).

Harris has emerged as a vocal critic of President Trump and laid out a handful of detailed policies regarding education, gun control and more.

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