Warren, Kaine, Castro on Clinton's VP shortlist: reports
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Congress drawn into pipeline cyberattack, violence in Israel The Memo: Outrage rises among liberals over Israel The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Infrastructure, Cheney ouster on deck as Congress returns MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineHow leaving Afghanistan cancels our post-9/11 use of force Manchin on collision course with Warren, Sanders On The Money: Incomes, consumer spending soared in March | Harris, senators work behind scenes on jobs package | Biden cancels some border wall construction MORE (D-Va.) and Housing Secretary Julian Castro are on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSchumer: 'The big lie is spreading like a cancer' among GOP America departs Afghanistan as China arrives Young, diverse voters fueled Biden victory over Trump MORE's shortlist for her presidential running mate, according to two new reports.
 
Several Clinton confidants have been culling a list of potential contenders and have started contacting those under consideration for personal information, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.
 
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The AP reported that Warren, Kaine and Castro are on Clinton's shortlist and that aides are moving to contact the pool of candidates to set up interviews.
 
CNN also reported on Tuesday that Clinton was narrowing her choices for running mate and reported that Warren, Kaine and Castro were on a list of potential picks being studied by Clinton.
 
 
Clinton, who earlier this month become the presumptive Democratic nominee, hasn't yet conducted formal interviews in the vetting process, which is closing in on its final weeks, according to the network.
 
Both the AP and CNN reported that Clinton's primary challenger Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWyden: Funding infrastructure with gas tax hike a 'big mistake' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Congress drawn into pipeline cyberattack, violence in Israel The Memo: Outrage rises among liberals over Israel MORE (I-Vt.) is not on Clinton's shortlist. Aides told CNN he was not expected to be considered and Clinton aides said he is not.
 
Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta is leading the VP effort, CNN reported citing Democratic sources, while Clinton adviser Cheryl Mills is helping the former secretary of State with the decision.
 
Clinton's mulling of a potential VP comes as Trump deals with a staff shakeup after firing his campaign manager on Monday and works to close a fundraising gap with Clinton.
 
Trump is expected to announce his own VP pick at his party's convention in late July, his son Donald TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE Jr. said Tuesday morning on ABC's "Good Morning America."