Senator Withdraws Name From Biden Running Mate List

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto on Thursday removed her name from the list of potential running mates for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden — saying in a statement that while she supports the candidate, she has no desire to join the ticket.

“I support Joe Biden 100 percent and will work tirelessly to help get him elected this November. It is an honor to be considered as a potential running mate but I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration,” Cortez Masto, who in 2016 became the first Latina to win a Senate seat, said in a statement obtained by Fox News.

The Democrat said Nevada’s economy is one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus, with the worst unemployment rate in the nation at 28.2 percent. She said she will focus on getting Nevada residents back on their feet.

She did not offer more information about her decision to withdraw.

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