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Tom Bevan: Kamala Harris "Checks All The Boxes," Is "Least Risky' Running Mate Choice For Biden

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RealClearPolitics co-founder Tom Bevan told FNC's "Bill Hemmer Reports" on Monday that the least risky running mate choice for the Biden campaign is probably California Sen. Kamala Harris.

"If I was a betting man, I’d probably go with the favorite, Kamala Harris, just because she ... I think, checks all the boxes and is the least risky choice," Bevan told host Bill Hemmer. "She has stature, being a senator. She’s vetted, from running her presidential campaign, and I think Biden is risk-averse, I don’t think he wants to take a big risk, and I don’t think his folks think he needs to take a big risk at this point given where he stands in the polls."

Bevan said Susan Rice, President Obama's former National Security Adviser Susan Rice.


"He worked with her in the White House. By all accounts, they had a warm relationship, [they] used to socialize and talk," Bevan said. "Among those folks on the list, [he is] most familiar with, most comfortable with Susan Rice, and as a member of the administration, they shared the same values and agenda in terms of working for Barack Obama."

"You have Gretchen Whitmer flying out [to Delaware], Susan Rice selling [Netflix] stocks, all these things are, I think, are part of that process where they don’t want this to be [a] half-day story that comes and goes and lands with a thud. They want excitement around Joe Biden's selection."

"I do think the way we’re seeing this sort of vicious infighting, and the opposition, the research dumped on each of the women as their names have risen in the rankings, speaks to the fact this pick is important, not only short-term, because of, not only about questions about Biden and his age and all that, but because it represents, really, the bridge to the future of the Democratic Party," Bevan explained.
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