Warren, Kaine, Castro on Clinton's VP shortlist: reports
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers Krystal Ball rips Warren's 'passive-aggressive' swipes at rivals MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineOvernight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices | Senate confirms Trump FDA pick | Trump officials approve Medicaid work requirements in South Carolina Senate confirms Trump's nominee to lead FDA Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism MORE (D-Va.) and Housing Secretary Julian Castro are on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMore than 200,000 Wisconsin voters will be removed from the rolls Trump is threatening to boycott the debates — here's how to make sure he shows up Trey Gowdy returns to Fox News as contributor 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.
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 SandersDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers Reject National Defense Authorization Act, save Yemen instead 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 John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed MORE Jr. said Tuesday morning on ABC's "Good Morning America."