'I want to see myself:' Black women mount public and private campaign for Biden to pick a Black woman running mate

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'I want to see myself:' Black women mount public and private campaign for Biden to pick a Black woman running mate

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Influential Black women are mounting a robust effort to persuade presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden that selecting a black woman as his running mate would give him the best advantage to win the White House in November.

These women -- consisting of a wide swath of prominent political figures and friends of the former vice president -- have made their case behind closed doors and also notably and intentionally in public.

A campaign of this kind is likely unprecedented but represents what the women see as a unique moment in American political history in which the power of the Black voter -- especially black women --has reached a zenith. And it is time, they say, for the party to respond.

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