Atlanta mayor — potential Biden running mate — tests positive for COVID-19

Why Biden's running mate pick matters more than ever
Keisha Lance Bottoms' national profile has risen in recent months as a mayor handling the coronavirus pandemic. (AP photo)

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced in a tweet today that she has tested positive for COVID-19, despite having what she describes as “no symptoms.”

The 50-year-old Democrat is among the women named as a potential vice-presidential running mate for presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Bottoms said she decided that she and family members should get retested because her husband has been sleeping an unusual amount since Thursday. Bottoms’ national profile has risen in recent months both as a mayor handling the coronavirus pandemic and amid the national reckoning on race since the death of George Floyd.

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