Clinton Is Actively Vetting Elizabeth Warren As Potential Running Mate

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June 16, 2016 7:48 a.m.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is actively vetting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as a potential running mate, according to a Thursday Wall Street Journal report.

The popular, progressive Massachusetts senator, known for her strong stance on Wall Street regulation and skill at landing punches against Donald Trump, has long been floated as a smart choice vice presidential pick for the more centrist Democrat.

Warren endorsed Clinton last week after she secured the number of votes needed to clinch the Democratic nomination, and both have expressed eagerness at working together if the former secretary of state becomes president. The two met last Friday at Clinton’s home in Washington, DC, fueling rumors of a two-woman ticket.

The vetting has for now been limited to scrutinizing publicly available information, according to the Journal, and candidates have not yet been asked to submit tax returns or other personal information.

Other possible choices include Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, among others.

Notably absent from the reported short list is Clinton’s opponent in the Democratic primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Though Clinton told Telemundo on Tuesday that she hadn’t “even begun to sort all that out” when asked if she’d consider Sanders, the Journal said she had no plan to do so.

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