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Gretchen Whitmer, the Governor of Michigan, has confirmed that she is in talks with the Biden campaign to become his running mate, according to the New York Post.
During an interview on the “Today” Show, Whitmer said, “I’ve had a conversation with some folks.”
“It was just an opening conversation and it’s not something that I would call a professional formalized vetting,” she added.
“I am making a little bit of time to stay connected to the campaign, but the most important thing that I have to do right now is be the governor of my home state,” she said. “That’s all that matters to me in this moment.”
Biden has committed to choosing a woman to be his running mate.
Allegedly, there is some heavy competition as other candidates like Stacey Abrams, who is reportedly aggressively campaigning for the job, along with California Sen. Kamala Harris, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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A rising star in the Democratic Party who has garnered national headlines through her handling of the Wolverine State’s COVID-19 outbreak, Whitmer is considered one of several women on the shortlist to join Biden’s ticket.
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The 48-year-old governor joins Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who, according to a Senate colleague, was selected for an interview with the Biden camp over the role.
Whitmer was quick, however, to downplay her angling for the job during the “Today” interview, with Michigan roiling from civil unrest over extensive coronavirus-related lockdowns.
In an interview with The Post last month, President Trump said he believed Biden should choose Warren to join his ticket — saying he believed the presumptive Democratic nominee “owes” Warren the top spot on his ticket because he never would have gotten this far without her help.