3. Michelle Lujan Grisham: For all the focus on Biden picking an African American woman as his VP nominee, don't lose how powerful -- symbolically and politically -- it would be for the presumptive Democratic nominee to make history with the first Latina on a national ticket.
If the Southwest is seen as a central battleground this November, pumping up Hispanic turnout could be crucial for Biden. Plus, MLG just got a rave review in Rolling Stone magazine for her handling of Covid-19 in her state. (Previous ranking: 4)