Today, with 98 days left until the election, Joe Biden said he is close to picking a running mate. During his news conference Tuesday he remarked:
“I’m going to have a choice the first week in August, and I promise I’ll let you know when I do.”
Biden spoke with one possible running mate, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), on Monday while at the U.S. Capitol to pay his respects to the late Rep. John Lewis. Bass, along with former national security adviser Susan Rice, have catapulted into contention in recent weeks as Biden allies raise questions over the viability of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).
We are learning a little more about the Republican National Convention, but it still seems like there is a lot up in the air. Donald Trump was asked about this during his coronavirus briefing Tuesday.
Meanwhile as campaigning for open Senate seats heats up. there is news on a closely watched race. The Hill reports:
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) trails her Democratic challenger Sara Gideon by 5 points in a new poll of the Maine Senate race.
The Colby College survey finds Gideon, the former statehouse Speaker, with 44 percent support, compared to 39 percent for Collins. Twelve percent are undecided and 6 percent say they’ll vote for a third party.