Now that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, various shortlists of who will be her running mate have emerged.
According to Western Journalism, many media outlets have reported that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Housing Secretary Julian Castro are the finalists Clinton is considering as her running mate. Other outlets have also reported that Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. are also being considered.
Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and Clinton adviser Cheryl Mills are reportedly leading the search and vetting process. Though Warren has been the frontrunner in most media reports, one major donor thinks making her Clinton’s running mate would be a bad idea.
“Things are so volatile now with all of the outside groups that all it can take is pissing off one billionaire on Wall Street to make it difficult. And you don’t run national campaigns for as many years as Clinton has without some serious support from Wall Street,” said Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics.
Noticeably absent from the list of contenders is Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who has refused to suspend his campaign despite Clinton securing enough delegates to win the nomination.
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