Politico Accidentally Reports Biden Picked Kamala Harris As His Running Mate


Politico appears to have jumped the gun on reporting that Kamala Harris was chosen to be Joe Biden’s running mate.

Biden, set to announce his VP pick next week, was beaten to the punch by Politico in its “running-mate rundown,” which indicated that he chose the California senator on August 1.

“Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to become his running mate for the 2020 election on Aug. 1, two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, after keeping his choice close to the chest for months,” Politico wrote about the potential Democratic ticket.

Fox News confirmed the text was published by mistake — it has since been removed. The post was spotted by Mark Bednar, spokesperson House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and included a quote:

“In his announcement, Biden called Harris ‘a worthy opponent and a worthy running mat… (Read more)

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