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Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce who is running mate will be on the Democrat ticket. Biden, the presumptive Democrat nominee for President had originally said that he was going to make his choice by the first of August. Biden's campaign then announced last week that the decision would be announced this week.

Early on Biden told the media that he would be selecting a woman as his running mate. Many on the left have called for Biden to select a woman of color to be his running mate, but Biden has not committed to that.

Here are the so-called favorites to be named as Biden's running mate.

1. Kamala Harris. Harris is a California Senator who ran for President and someone that really never had their campaign catch fire. On paper, she checks many boxes for the Democrats. One thing that could hurt Harris was her debate performance against Biden when she attacked him over race and buses.

2. Susan Rice. Rice is considered one of the favorites along with Harris. Rice was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations during the Obama Administration. She also served as national security advisor to President Obama during his second term in office. Rice has never been elected to anything and is seen as someone who has more experience in international affairs than domestic policy.

3. Gretchen Whitmer. Whitmer's chances of being named Biden's running mate have increased over the last several days after it was reported that she and Biden met recently. Whitmer is the Governor of Michigan and could help Biden in that state and region.

4. Elizabeth Warren. Warren's name is thought to be on the short list and if selected would be a sign that Biden truly wants to reach out to the "progressive" wing of the party.

There have been other names floated as possible running mates like Rep. Val Demings, Rep. Karen Bass, Senator Tammy Duckworth, and New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.

Who do you think Biden will select? Vote in our poll below.

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