Hillary Clinton Is Vetting a Short List of Three for VP (And, Yes, Elizabeth Warren Is On It): Reports
Clinton's list reportedly includes Senators Elizabeth Warren and Tim Kaine, as well as Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro.
Hillary Clinton is narrowing her list of candidates to run alongside her as vice president in November, according to reports.
The Clinton camp is currently in the final stages of vetting, leading up to the former Secretary of State’s big decision, expected to come in less than a month, CNN reports.
According to the Associated Press, Clinton is now down to a short list of just three potential running mates, including Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, and Texas Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro.
Each of the three reportedly possesses different desired traits that would make them strong complements to Clinton.
Warren, a progressive favorite is adamantly against Republican nominee Donald Trump, aligning her directly with Clinton’s view of the billionaire businessman, while Kaine is a reportedly favorable candidate in an important swing state, the AP reports. Meanwhile, the news organization describes Castro as an up and coming star in the Democratic Party, despite being from a primarily conservative state.
Clinton’s vetting process includes extensive checks into the backgrounds of the candidates, including their positions and financial dealings, the Washington Post reports.
While the politics world is buzzing with talk about who may or may not be Clinton’s VP choice, Clinton, herself, has reportedly said that the thing she’s looking for most in a running mate is someone who could run the country immediately if something were to happen to her.
Other important factors for the presidential hopeful include someone who she personally feels comfortable with, as well as someone who can energize the party, while rallying Democrats in Congress, the Post reports.
However, Clinton’s campaign is staying quiet regarding reports of vice president potentials.
“Those who talk don’t know, and those who know don’t talk,” a senior Clinton official told the newspaper.