Report: Biden on top of Clinton's shortlist for secretary of State
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"He'd be great, and they are spending a lot of time figuring out the best way to try to persuade him to do it if she wins," a source familiar with the transition team’s plans told Politico.
 
The source said that Biden has not been approached yet about the possibility.
 
Before becoming vice president in 2009, Biden served as a senator for 36 years, chairing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee off and on toward the end of his tenure.
 
Biden and Clinton reportedly clashed over foreign policy while Clinton served as secretary of State in President Obama's Cabinet. She is known to have advocated for interventionist measures, while Biden often called for a lighter footprint on the world stage.
 
Biden also considered entering the Democratic presidential primary last year as the uproar over Clinton’s private email server unfolded, though he ultimately decided against it.
 
Other names that were floated for the gig include former Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman; former Deputy Secretary of State Billy Burns; Nick Burns, an undersecretary of State in the George W. Bush administration; Clinton’s former assistant secretary of State, Kurt Campbell; and James Stavridis, a former admiral who Clinton reportedly considered tapping as her running mate.