2020 Watch: Voters focus on virus, not on Biden running mate

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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:


Days to general election: 190



Americans who have long complained that presidential campaigns last too long may be seeing their wish granted. As another week begins in a nation restricted by measures to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, President Donald Trump is itching to amass his vocal Republican following and Democrat Joe Biden continues to campaign from his Delaware home.

It was to have been a triumphant week for Biden. Pennsylvania, where he was born, and Delaware, the state he represented for decades in the Senate, were to have held primaries. Victories there would have punctuated the presumptive nominee's dramatic comeback.

Instead, the postponement of five Tuesday primaries and, even more noteworthy, the early stages of evaluating potential Biden running mates, have slipped among Americans' reshuffled priorities, now topped by watchful concern over the reopening of businesses and public facilities in some states.