Two women, Representative Karen Bass and Susan Rice, the former national security adviser, are among the most formidable contenders on Joe Biden’s list.
The former police chief in Orlando, Fla., Ms. Demings has emerged as a finalist to be Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s running mate. A review of her record shows a complicated history with episodes involving police misconduct.
Can Biden — and his vice-presidential pick — take us there?
He’s not listening to Twitter. So who does have the candidate’s ear?
Definitely won’t be the vice-presidential pick, though.
Here are 12 women who are under serious consideration by Mr. Biden, and why each might be chosen — and might not be.
The search committee is conducting interviews and seeking private documents, and prospects like Val Demings and Keisha Lance Bottoms are getting a closer look as political currents influence the search.
Mr. Biden has hinted that he might serve only one term if he wins. That would set up a woman as the front-runner for 2024 and perhaps define the Democratic agenda for the next decade.