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Thu May 28, 2020, 06:16 PM May 2020

Cortez Masto withdraws name from Biden VP consideration

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada said Thursday that she’s not interested in serving as running mate to presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Cortez Masto, who in 2016 became the first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate, said in a statement that she supports the former vice president and will work tirelessly to get him elected but does not want to join the presidential ticket.

“It is an honor to be considered as a potential running mate but I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration,” she said in a statement. “Nevada’s economy is one of the hardest hit by the current crisis and I will continue to focus on getting Nevadans the support they need to get on back on their feet.”

Cortez Masto is one of more than 10 women whose names have been suggested as possible running mates for Biden, who has committed to picking a woman.


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Cortez Masto withdraws name from Biden VP consideration (Original Post) RandySF May 2020 OP
Another who would have been a welcome VP. Budi May 2020 #1


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1. Another who would have been a welcome VP.
Thu May 28, 2020, 06:42 PM
May 2020

She's also worked well with Biden in their yrs in DC.
Still, it is her decision to make.
Eventually we will get the numbers down to just one.

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