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Clinton: ‘I’d love to have a woman on the ticket, finally — again’

Greg Nash

Hillary Clinton said in an interview broadcast Sunday that while she would leave the decision about a running mate up to the eventual Democratic presidential nominee, she would “love to have a woman on the ticket, finally — again.”

“There are so many factors that go into it,” she told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. “Personally, I’d love to have a woman on the ticket, finally — again. We’ve had two women vice presidential candidates — one for the Democrats, one for the Republicans.”

But obviously, I’d like to keep that moving, and actually have it happen in this election that someone would be the first woman vice president,” she added. 

Democrat Geraldine Ferraro and Republican Sarah Palin have been the only female vice presidential candidates from the major parties.

 

Clinton also encouraged the eventual Democratic presidential nominee to “take a really hard look at the Electoral College” 

“Because I think our nominee could win the popular vote again, as I did, but that doesn’t matter, as we know,” she said. 

Clinton, the Democratic nominee in 2016, won the popular vote by almost 3 million votes, but lost to President Trump, who earned 304 Electoral College votes. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are vying for the Democratic nomination, with Biden currently retaining 664 delegates, and Sanders getting 573. Some of the Super Tuesday delegates have not been distributed yet. 

 

 

Tags 2020 Democratic primary 2020 presidential campaign Bernie Sanders Democratic Party vice presidential candidate selection Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Joe Biden vice president

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