Photo Courtesy USA Today
Photo Courtesy USA Today

In 2008, Barack Obama chose Joe Biden as his running mate in part because Biden brought experience in Congress and on foreign policy that the junior senator from Illinois lacked.

Now Biden is on his own quest to find a running mate with strengths he lacks while facing pressure to make history.

The presumptive Democratic nominee vowed in March to pick a woman as his vice presidential running mate. Leaders within crucial factions of the Democratic base – black and Latino voters – say that’s not enough for the standard-bearer of a party that touts its diversity and relies on the steadfast support of voters of color to win.

They’re urging him to choose not just any woman but the first woman of color as a running mate on a major party’s ticket. 

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