How Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms became part of the Biden VP conversation
In this screengrab, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks during “Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Effort” airing on April 22, 2020. “Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort” will provide financial, educational and community support directly to Black communities hit hardest by COVID-19.
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As the nation grapples with racial injustice, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is reportedly considering several Black women to be his running mate.
Among the candidates is Keisha Lance Bottoms, the 50-year-old Atlanta mayor who sprung into the national spotlight for her handling of both the coronavirus pandemic and the protests in response to the police killing of George Floyd.
While she doesn’t have federal experience like other women said to be under consideration, such as Sen. Kamala Harris or former national security advisor Susan Rice, her executive performance …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]