Biden Says He'll Choose Running Mate Next Week: 'I Promise I’ll Let You Know When I Do'

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By 1010 WINS

Joe Biden is just days away from choosing his running mate, he said Tuesday.

The presumptive Democratic nominee told reporters, "I’m going to have a choice in the first week in August. I promise I’ll let you know when I do."

Biden joked that he'll need to outsmart reporters staking out his home hoping to get a glimpse of the potential vice presidential pick paying him a visit between now and then.

"I've got to try to figure out how to trick you all so I can meet with them in person," Biden said. "You've got crews outside my house."

Biden has committed to choosing a female candidate, and he's expressed that he's keen about having a woman of color -- both would be firsts for the U.S if elected.

Names being tossed around as potential candidates include Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Rep. Val Demings of Florida, Rep. Karen Bass of California, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

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