Donald Trump has turned to his supporters when it comes to compiling a list of VP candidates, but Hillary Clinton has been much more secretive.Hillary met with Elizabeth Warren last week, which fueled speculation that she was on her list of prospective VPs — and it appears that speculation was justified.
Vox reports that:
On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler and Colleen McCain Nelson broke the news that Hillary Clinton is vetting Elizabeth Warren for the vice presidency — but not vetting Bernie Sanders. In the process, they provided a shortlist of candidates that Clinton is considering:
Beyond the Massachusetts senator, other prospective candidates include Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro; Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Reps. Xavier Becerra of California and Tim Ryan of Ohio, several Democrats said.
Now, this isn’t necessarily an exhaustive list, and Meckler and Nelson note that the vetting is still in early stages, using publicly available information rather than asking candidates to submit tax returns and the like.
Those gambling on the election are overwhelmingly placing their bets on Kaine and Warren.
Who do you think she’ll pick? Personally, I (Matt Palumbo) am predicting a Crooked Hillary/Goofy Warren ticket.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]