Clinton considering Warren, not Sanders,
for running mate: WSJ
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[June 17, 2016]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary
Clinton is considering U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren for her running
mate for the Democratic presidential ticket, the Wall Street Journal
reported on Thursday, citing several people familiar with the process.
Warren, a leading progressive voice among Democrats, is among
those Democratic presidential candidate Clinton is vetting for the
vice presidential position, the newspaper reported. Clinton's rival
Bernie Sanders is not, it added.
Sources told Reuters earlier this month that Warren, who represents
Massachusetts, is considering the potential role.
Representatives for Clinton, Sanders and Warren did not immediately
reply to requests for comment on the report.
Clinton is the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee for the Nov. 8
presidential election, having won the last primary contest this week
in the District of Columbia.
Although Clinton and Sanders met this week, the senator from Vermont
does not plan to end his campaign or endorse Clinton in a video
speech to supporters scheduled for later on Thursday, his spokesman
While the search for a potential partner in the race is still in its
early stages, the Journal reported several Democrats said Clinton's
campaign is looking at a number of potential candidates, including
Other prospective running mates include U.S. Labor Secretary Tom
Perez and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián
Castro, according to the report. Senators Tim Kaine of Virginia,
Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker of New Jersey as well as U.S.
Representatives Xavier Becerra of California and Tim Ryan of Ohio
are also under consideration, it said.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is also a potential candidate, it
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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton departs a
discussion on national security during a campaign stop at the
Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton, Virginia, U.S., June 15,
2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
Warren threw her support behind Clinton last week as the former
secretary of state moved her sights from the nominating contest
toward a Nov. 8 match-up against presumptive Republican nominee
Warren could help Clinton win over Sanders supporters from the
party's more liberal wing after a surprisingly protracted primary
race. Sanders, a self-described Democratic socialist, has not yet
She also would give Clinton a vocal boost in her fight against
Trump. Warren has called Trump a threat to the country and has vowed
to keep lashing out at him.
(Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)
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