The news broke last week that the Biden campaign has asked Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar to undergo vetting as a possible 2020 vice-presidential running mate.

This in itself is not really news. It was clear that Klobuchar was likely to be considered for the role. What is news is that it was announced to the press, which we can take as a kind of trial balloon, an attempt to gauge how the choice would go over, to see who is excited and who objects.

We can also take this as a sign that the veepstakes are now well and truly under way—and the Biden campaign is on the right track in looking at Klobuchar.

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