Joe Biden's vice presidential pick was actually a secret until the very last second.
The former vice president announced his own running mate on Tuesday: former presidential candidate and California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris. And as Biden campaign members tell Axios, the fact that the news remained under wraps until the announcement is something they're "super proud of." Axios said not even insider members of political media knew about the news until the rest of the world did.
Just like Biden's promised "return to normal" presidency, he "ran an old-school, by-the-book process" to choose Harris as his running mate, Axios writes. The choice came down to Harris and former national Security adviser Susan Rice, Biden confidants tell Axios. Rice is now expected to be nominated secretary of state if Biden wins the presidency.