Hilary Vets Warren for VP, Leaves Sanders out
Now that Hilary Clinton has all but sealed the Democratic Presidential nominations, speculations are rife on whom she will chose as her running mate and vice president.
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Clinton is closely looking at Massachusetts senator, Elizabeth Warren, 66, for the post but isn’t considering primary rival Bernie Sanders. Warren is considered to be the leading progressive voice among the Democrats, and doesn’t shy away from attacking Donald Trump.
Other names reportedly in consideration for running mates for Hilary Clinton include US Labor Secretary Tom Perez and US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, according to the report. Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and Cory Booker of New Jersey as well as US Reps. Xavier Becerra of California and Tim Ryan of Ohio are also under consideration.
A Bloomberg Politics poll looking at potential Democratic vice presidential nominees found 35 percent of Hillary Clinton supporters were in favor of former Harvard professor, Warren to get the nod. The poll also included the names of some of the other potential nominees. New Jersey U.S. Senator Cory Booker earned the support of 17 percent of those surveyed. Twelve percent picked U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro
Earlier, Sanders in a live stream speech to his supporters implied he would soon be working with Clinton’s campaign to help defeat Donald Trump.
“The major political task that we face in the next five months is to make certain that Donald Trump is defeated and defeated badly,” Sanders told supporters in a live stream video. “And I personally intend to begin my role in that process in a very short period of time.”
Clinton and Sanders are set to meet later this week