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Biden notes show talking points about Kamala Harris

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad MORE was photographed during an event Tuesday holding talking points about Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisKamala Harris calls nurse on Thanksgiving to express gratitude in fight against COVID-19 Trump campaign loses appeal over Pennsylvania race The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE (D-Calif.), a former rival in the Democratic presidential primary who is in top contention to be his running mate.

As he answered reporters' questions at a campaign event in Delaware, Biden was seen holding a note pad with the first line under Harris's name apparently stating that he does "not hold grudges," seemingly in reference to a fierce clash between the two at a primary debate earlier this year.

His notes also underscore that Harris “campaigned with me & Jill,” is “talented” and has been a “great help to [the] campaign.”

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The notes reflect remarks Biden has made in the past about Harris but come in the final days before he is expected to announce his choice as No. 2 on the Democratic ticket.

The former vice president said Tuesday he will announce his running mate in the first week of August.

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Harris is widely seen as a front-runner for the job, though Biden is also known to be considering a slate of other women, including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Disney laying off 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters theme parks MORE (D-Mass.) and Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthOvernight Defense: Trump orders troop drawdown in Afghanistan and Iraq | Key Republicans call Trump plan a 'mistake' Top Democrat calls Trump's Afghan drawdown 'the right policy decision' as others warn of 'mistake' Overnight Defense: Another Defense official resigns | Pentagon chief says military 'remains strong' despite purge | Top contender for Biden DOD secretary would be historic pick MORE (D-Ill.), former national security adviser Susan Rice, Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsDemings on Florida: 'We're excited about what we're seeing' but 'taking absolutely nothing for granted' Why it's time for a majority female Cabinet Sunday shows preview: The final push to Election Day MORE (D-Fla.) and more.

Biden’s note that he does not hold a grudge appears to underscore how the debate skirmish from earlier in the primary has not diminished Harris's standing as a potential VP pick.  

Harris said at the event that Biden made “very hurtful” comments about his past work with segregationist senators and tore into his past stance on school busing.

“There was a little girl in California who was a part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day,” she said. “And that little girl was me.”

The remarks from Harris, who is known to have been close with Biden’s late son, Beau, reportedly hurt both Biden and his wife, Jill.

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However, the relationship between the two Democrats has improved, and Biden has heaped praise on Harris on the campaign trail.

Biden, who has already vowed to select a woman as his running mate, is under pressure to pick a Black woman amid a national reckoning over systemic racism and police brutality.

Biden has remained tight-lipped about his ultimate pick but wrote under the heading “VP” on his note pad Tuesday that he’s looking for someone who is “highly qualified” among a “diverse group” of contenders.