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Biden: I'll have a running mate picked next week

Biden: I'll have a running mate picked next week
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Senators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Overnight Defense: New Senate Armed Services chairman talks Pentagon policy nominee, Afghanistan, more | Biden reads report on Khashoggi killing | Austin stresses vaccine safety in new video MORE told reporters on Tuesday that he would have his 2020 running mate selected by the first week of the month of August, which begins on Saturday.

“I’m going to have a choice the first week in August and I promise, I’ll let you know when I do,” Biden said during a question-and-answer session with reporters in Wilmington, Del.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, however, did not specify when he would publicly announce his decision. 

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The development comes as speculation surrounding the candidates for the position heats up. 

Biden had pledged earlier this year at a Democratic primary debate against then-contender Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersKlain says Harris would not overrule parliamentarian on minimum wage increase Romney-Cotton, a Cancun cabbie and the minimum wage debate On The Money: Senate panels postpone Tanden meetings in negative sign | Biden signs supply chain order after 'positive' meeting with lawmakers MORE (I-Vt.) that he would nominate a woman to be his running mate. 

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisEmhoff reflects on interracial marriage case: Without this 'I would not be married to Kamala Harris' WHO: Coronavirus deaths down 20 percent worldwide last week Collins: Biden's .9T coronavirus package won't get any Senate GOP votes MORE (D-Calif.) is seen as the favorite for the spot, but a number of others are also being considered, including Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBecerra says he wants to 'build on' ObamaCare when pressed on Medicare for All Yellen deputy Adeyemo on track for quick confirmation Menendez reintroduces corporate diversity bill MORE (D-Mass.) and former national security adviser Susan Rice. 

Biden is also considering Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsHouse Judiciary split on how to address domestic extremism Demings on possible Senate, Florida governor run: 'I'm keeping that door open' Lawmakers remember actress Cicely Tyson MORE (D-Calif.) and Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassGeorge Floyd police reform bill reintroduced in House Six ways to visualize a divided America Lobbying world MORE (D-Calif.), who was seen with Biden at the Capitol last night during the public viewing for the late Rep. John LewisJohn LewisHarris holds first meeting in ceremonial office with CBC members Passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is the first step to heal our democracy Congressional Black Caucus unveils '100 Day Plan' MORE (D-Ga.). Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D), Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamNew Mexico fines two megachurches K each over packed Christmas Eve services CHC urges Biden to choose Latinos to head Education Department, SBA: report Hispanic Caucus ramps up Cabinet pressure campaign MORE (D), Illinois Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthBiden signs supply chain order after 'positive' meeting with lawmakers Lawmakers commemorate one-year anniversary of Arbery's killing LIVE COVERAGE: Senate set to consider Garland for AG MORE (D) and Wisconsin Sen. Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinBiden signs supply chain order after 'positive' meeting with lawmakers Democrats want businesses to help get LGBT bill across finish line Democrats offer resolution denouncing white supremacists ahead of Trump trial MORE (D) have also been floated. 

Biden had previously indicated that he might announcing his vice presidential pick by the end of July.