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Election 2024: Concerns about Joe Biden Focus Spotlight on Kamala Harris

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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a 'First In The Nation' campaign rally at South Carolina State University on February 02, 2024 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. (Brandon Bell via Getty Images)

As some Democrats become increasingly frantic about the chances of 81-year old President Joe Biden winning reelection, there have been high-profile calls for Biden to step down and allow another Democratic candidate to emerge in a brokered convention. Many names, including Governor Gavin Newsom, have been floated as possible alternatives. But the natural successor, Vice President Kamala Harris, is often dismissed due to her own low approval ratings. We’ll talk about Kamala Harris’ record as Vice President and why she struggles to be thought of as a viable option if Biden needs to step down during the campaign or his presidency.


Aimee Allison, founder and president, She the People - a national organization dedicated to building the political power of women of color

Errin Haines, editor at large, The 19th - a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy

Shira Stein, Washington correspondent, San Francisco Chronicle


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