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Sanders not being vetted for Clinton’s VP: report

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is reportedly not being vetted as a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, The Wall Street Journal reported.

When Clinton was asked Tuesday if she would consider the Vermont senator as a running mate, she said she hadn’t “even begun to sort all that out.”

{mosads}”There are a lot of really qualified, dynamic candidates, I’m sure, to be considered for vice president,” Clinton told Telemundo.

Some Sanders supporters have said Clinton should consider the Vermont senator as a potential running mate. But a Sanders adviser told The Wall Street Journal the candidate is not expecting to be offered the job and is not particularly interested in the position.

Sanders has said he plans to remain in the race until the Democratic National Convention in July.

Still, he has vowed to do everything he can to make sure presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump does not get to the White House.

Sanders met with Clinton Tuesday night to discuss a way forward after the end of the Democratic primary season. 

Following the meeting, the Sanders campaign said in a statement the two had a “positive discussion about how best to bring more people into the political process and about the dangerous threat that Donald Trump poses to our nation.”

“Sanders and Clinton agreed to continue working to develop a progressive agenda that addresses the needs of working families and the middle class and adopting a progressive platform for the Democratic National Convention,” Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs said.

Clinton’s campaign is looking at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as a potential running mate, according to the Journal. The campaign is still in the early stages of vetting the potential candidates. It has not yet requested tax returns or other personal information from potential VP candidates.

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