Warren, Kaine, Castro on Clinton's VP shortlist: reports
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineIran resolution supporters fear impeachment will put it on back burner House war powers sponsor expects to take up Senate version of resolution Sens. Kaine, Lee: 'We should not be at war with Iran unless Congress authorizes it' MORE (D-Va.) and Housing Secretary Julian Castro are on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Sanders v. Warren is just for insiders Alan Dershowitz: Argument president cannot be impeached for abusing power a 'strong one' 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 SandersNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina 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.