In Sunday’s New York Times there was a bit of clarity in the Veepstakes: it remains muddy as ever.
There does seem to be a greater push for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. According to the Times, how Mayor bottoms handled the Covid-19 outbreak and civil unrest in Atlanta has elevated her profile.
Bottoms and Congresswoman Val Demings have emerged as new, intriguing options and both “have spoken with the vetting team, and Biden advisers have reached out to their allies to seek information about them.”
Some of Ms. Bottoms’s fellow city leaders are enthusiastic about the idea of a mayor on the ticket. “She’d be strong and is very popular amongst her colleagues,” said Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, S.C.
Mr. Benjamin, a former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, said he had shared his high opinion of Ms. Bottoms with the Biden camp.
And what about Stacey Abrams? Glad you asked.
It is not clear precisely where Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia candidate for governor, stands in the process. In an appearance Wednesday on Stephen Colbert’s CBS show, Ms. Abrams appeared to say she had not been contacted by the search committee, though several people insisted she was still in the mix.
Maybe Cong. Clyburn is clairvoyant and maybe he can pick some lottery numbers for me?