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Biden promises to announce VP pick next week

Former Vice President Joe Biden will soon have a potential vice president of his own.

Biden will announce his running mate next week, he said in a Tuesday press conference. "I'm going to have a choice in the first week in August," Biden said, promising reporters "I'll let you know when I do." Biden has said he will pick a woman as his running mate, and protests over systemic racism in America have raised arguments that he should select a Black woman.

Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), both formerly presidential contenders themselves, have gotten a lot of attention as potential vice presidential candidates. Meanwhile Obama administration National Security Adviser Susan Rice would be the VP pick Biden knows best, a source close to Biden said Tuesday. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms are also reportedly in serious consideration.