Biden’s VP list includes Demings from Florida as well as Abrams and Bottoms from Georgia.

ATLANTA (AP) — Three women lawmakers from the South have made the first cut on the list of potential running mates for presumed Democratic Presidential nominee. They are Florida Congresswoman Val Deming, Stacy Abrams, who lost in a controversial election to become Georgia’s Black governor and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., left, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., two of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment managers, walk to a news conference before Pelosi sends articles of impeachment to the Senate charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Demings, in an interview with CNN on Sunday, was asked if she wanted to be the vice president.

“I want to do whatever job I can to continue to push this country in the right direction and make sure that America lives up to its promise for future generations,” Demings said.

Before being elect to Congress, Demings was with the Orlando Police Department for 27 years, and she was the department’s first female Chief of Police.

Meanwhile, in the state Georgia Mottoms, the 50-year-old Atlanta mayor, is a top surrogate for Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. Abrams is the 46-year-old voting rights activist who nearly became the first black female governor in American history. Now, the pair occupy the same political intersection: Biden’s list of potential running mates.

That potential has highlighted the different styles of the two lawyers-turned-politicians. Abrams embraces the possibility of the vice presidency and, already having acknowledged her own presidential aspirations, openly touts how she’d help Biden win and govern. Bottoms, while not sidestepping the talk, plays the more traditional role of loyal party lieutenant.

While the possibility of being up for the same job could stoke conflict, Abrams, Bottoms and their associates instead frame their national profiles as a boost for black women.

“I see them leading in very different ways because of the positions they hold, and I adore them both,” said state party chairwoman Nikema Williams. It’s “inspiring” to watch “two black women from the South be elevated.”

Beyond Abrams and Bottoms, Biden is believed to be considering other women of color as his running mate, including California Sen. Kamala Harris.

Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.