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Speculation intensifies over Gov. Whitmer as Biden nears decision on VP candidate

Posted at 9:22 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 21:22:07-04
(WXYZ) —

The political spotlight is once again on Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who is one of several people on the short list to join presumptive Democratic nominee for president, Joe Biden, as his running mate.

According to a report, Whitmer went to Delaware to meet with Joe Biden as he neared the announcement of his vice presidential choice. However, her office declined to confirm or deny the meeting.

Although she's been on the short list for months, the governor says she does not have any update to give on the topic.

Biden is expected to make an announcement on his VP pick this week. The Democratic National Convention kicks off on Aug. 17.

California senator and former primary challenger Kamala Harris, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Iraq War veteran and Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth have also been eyed as possible VP picks.