In a not-so-subtle jab at Democratic front runner Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris on Wednesday slammed recent talk that she would be a great running mate — for the former vice president.

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“Sure, if people want to speculate about running mates, I encourage that. Because I think Joe Biden would be a great running mate,’ Harris, herself a 2020 candidate, said.

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“As vice president, he’s proven he knows how to do the job, and there are certainly a lot of other candidates that would make for me a very viable and interesting vice president,” she told reporters after a campaign event in New Hampshire.

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PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 16, May 7, 2019 in Henderson, Nev.
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 16, May 7, 2019 in Henderson, Nev.

On Tuesday, Biden, responding to a similar reporter question about a running mate, said, in part, “I wouldn’t hesitate to pick a woman if that person is the most qualified person available.”

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Other Democratic men running have said they, too, would consider picking a woman.

Later, a member of the Harris team told ABC News: “You don’t run for second place. We announced we are running for POTUS. This … reflects that.”

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