January 28, 2020 by Lars Emerson

As part of our Running Mates project, The Postrider is presenting its 2020 Vice Presidential Tracker for the Democratic primary. With Joe Biden as the presumptive nominee, his strongest choices are listed on the right, but you can use this tool to pick a nominee out of all the major candidates who ran and determine their strongest vice presidential candidates. You can read about the methodology and sources for the tracker here.

Last update: September 17, 2020

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Biden’s Top Picks

Vice President Score
Kamala Harris

Senator from California

John Hickenlooper

Former Governor of Colorado

Doug Jones

Senator from Alabama

Beto O’Rourke

Former Representative from Texas

Tammy Duckworth

Senator from Illinois

Hillary Clinton

Former Secretary of State

Julian Castro

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Stacey Abrams

Former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives

Michael Bennet

Senator from Colorado

Bob Casey Jr.

Senator from Pennsylvania

Catherine Cortez Masto

Senator from Nevada

Sherrod Brown

Senator from Ohio

Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator from New York

Amy Klobuchar

Senator from Minnesota

Cory Booker

Senator from New Jersey

Tammy Baldwin

Senator from Wisconsin

Pete Buttigieg

Mayor of South Bend, Indiana

Martin Heinrich

Senator from New Mexico

Jon Stewart

Comedian, Activist

Howard Schultz

Former CEO of Starbucks

Angus King

Senator from Maine

Roy Cooper

Governor of North Carolina

Deval Patrick

Former Governor of Massachusetts

Tim Ryan

Representative from Ohio

Tom Vilsack

Former Secretary of Agriculture, former Governor of Iowa

Tulsi Gabbard

Representative from Hawaii

Kyrsten Sinema

Senator from Arizona

Mark Warner

Senator from Virginia

Mazie Hirono

Senator from Hawaii

Jon Tester

Senator from Montana

Steve Bullock

Governor of Montana

Ben Ray Lujan

Representative from New Mexico

Tim Kaine

Senator from Virginia

John Allen

US Marine Corps four-star general

Bill de Blasio

Mayor of New York City

Jeff Merkley

Senator from Oregon

Elizabeth Warren

Senator from Massachusetts

Chris Murphy

Senator from Connecticut

Jeanne Shaheen

Senator from New Hampshire

Maggie Hassan

Senator from New Hampshire

Debbie Stabenow

Senator from Michigan

Joe Kennedy III

Representative from Massachusetts

Seth Moulton

Representative from Massachusetts

Eric Holder

Former Attorney General

Ken Salazar

Former Secretary of the Interior, former Senator from Colorado

Jay Inslee

Governor of Washington

Kate Brown

Governor of Oregon

Terry McAuliffe

Former Governor of Virginia

Eric Garcetti

Mayor of Los Angeles

Andrew Gillum

Former Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida

Michael Bloomberg

Former Mayor of New York City

James Stavridis

Former Navy admiral

Michelle Lujan Grisham

Governor of New Mexico

Val Demings

Representative from Florida

Gretchen Whitmer

Governor of Michigan

Janet Napolitano

Former Secretary of Homeland Security, former Governor of Arizona

Susan Rice

Former National Security Advisor