August 22nd, 2008
11:58 PM ET
14 years ago

The focus narrows on one man


It increasingly appears Barack Obama will name Joe Biden as his running mate. (Getty Images)

(CNN) - As his major competitors slipped out of contention late Friday night, Senator Joe Biden of Delaware emerged as the top remaining contender for the Democratic vice presidential nomination.

Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, Indiana Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana and Senator Hillary Clinton of New York - presumptive nominee Barack Obama's main primary season rival – have all been informed that they will not be the Illinois senator's running mate, sources tell CNN.

Neither Biden – a 1988 presidential candidate – nor Obama's campaign has commented on whether or not he has been asked to join the Democratic ticket. An official announcement of Obama's final pick is expected within hours.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Joe Biden
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  1. Fred

    WOW O'bama just sealed his fate without the Hillary supporters he has no chance not very smart at all. I like Biden but what does he bring? He sure does not bring 18 million votes like she would of. I thought O'bama was smarter then this, I guess not

    August 23, 2008 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
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