FEC: ‘Committee to Draft Michelle Obama’ for Vice President Already Filed
Goal of the group is to encourage Biden to pick Michelle Obama.
According to records at the Federal Election Committee, the “Committee to Draft Michelle Obama” was filed late last month in the hopes she gets the spot as Vice President to Joe Biden if he's elected.
The memo states the goal of the group is to encourage Biden to pick Michelle Obama.
When Biden was asked if he would add Obama to the ticket, Biden responded, saying: "I’d take her in a heartbeat."
Biden said he was considering “significantly more than one black woman” for his vice presidential pick.
Other under consideration are California Sen. Kamala Harris and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
The memo says from the draft group:
“The aim of this campaign is to build on the substantial grassroots support for a potential Michelle Obama candidacy and help garner media attention for a vice presidential nominee who has the power to beat Donald Trump."
“The Committee to Draft Michelle Obama firmly believes that Ms. Obama will not only benefit the Democratic ticket this November but also help lead this country to be more just and caring,” it added.
According to a recent poll, Michelle Obama is the most popular woman in politics.
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The press release was not signed, but it gives a Chicago area and Nyack, New York, address.
The group cited the coronavirus in pushing for Obama:
“The coronavirus pandemic has reminded the American people of the importance of electing individuals that care about everyday Americans."
"We believe that Ms. Obama’s perspective will go a long way towards building an honest, people-centered campaign this year as well as positively informing policy in the White House in years to come,” said the group.
Last month, former second lady Jill Biden, said she would "love it" if former first lady Michelle Obama agreed to be vice president.
Appearing Friday on CNN’s New Day, Jill Biden said Michelle Obama would make a "wonderful" Vice President.