Dem fundraisers launch campaign to draft Michelle Obama for VP

by Daniel Payne · May 5th, 2020 4:18 pm

Democratic operatives are launching a campaign to recruit Michelle Obama for the vice presidency, dovetailing with Democratic candidate Joe Biden's earlier promise to pick a woman as his running mate for 2020.

In a statement on Monday, the Committee to Draft Michelle Obama said its mission is to "build on the substantial grassroots support for a potential Michelle Obama candidacy and help garner media attention for a vice-presidential nominee who has the power to beat Donald Trump."

The committee said it "firmly believes that Ms. [sic] Obama will not only benefit the Democratic ticket this November but also help lead this country to be more just and caring."

Biden himself has said he would choose Obama "in a heartbeat" for his vice president, though the former first lady is reportedly uninterested in pursuing a political career at the moment.


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