UPDATED 7:14 AM PT — Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said former vice president Joe Biden has been counseling her on how to handle the coronavirus in her state.
In an interview Monday, Whitmer praised her “good relationship” with Biden by saying she talks to him often about how to “communicate with people” about the pandemic.
This comes as many are speculating that Whitmer may be on the short-list of candidates that Biden is considering to be his running mate.
“I have a good relationship with the (former) vice president, he came and helped me a bit when I was running for governor,” she stated. “We’re cut from a similar cloth…he loves people, he is regularly checking in with me about what’s going on here in Michigan and what do we need.”
Governor Whitmer Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19 https://t.co/YSaKf2dotE
— Michigan State Police (@MichStatePolice) April 27, 2020
When asked about rumors she may be on Biden’s short-list, she said “you don’t run for that” and anyone he’s considering should focus on just “doing their jobs.”