Sanders pressured to quit White House race as Clinton weighs VP picks

April 24, 2016 9:46 pm
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Clinton has refrained from personally calling on Sanders to quit the race, but her supporters have become increasingly vocal in insisting the Vermont senator has no chance of winning/XINHUA-File
Clinton has refrained from personally calling on Sanders to quit the race, but her supporters have become increasingly vocal in insisting the Vermont senator has no chance of winning/XINHUA-File

, WASHINGTON, United States, Apr 24 – Bernie Sanders fended off pressure to bow out of the race for the White House Sunday as his rival, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, begins thinking about who her running mate should be.

The New York Times reported that Clinton’s advisers and allies have begun extensive discussions on the running mate question, and are putting together a list of 15 to 20 potential picks.

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  • And although her options vary depending on who her Republican opponent is and other factors in a still fluid race, she is open to an all-female ticket, advisers told the Times.
  • Not ruled out for consideration is Senator Elizabeth Warren, a darling of the left who has not endorsed Clinton, advisers told the Times.
  • Other names under discussion, according to the Times: Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner of swing-state Virginia; liberal Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, another key state; and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, a prominent African American politician.

Clinton has described what sort of person would fit the bill, and has set objectives for the search, the Times said.

And although her options vary depending on who her Republican opponent is and other factors in a still fluid race, she is open to an all-female ticket, advisers told the Times.

Not ruled out for consideration is Senator Elizabeth Warren, a darling of the left who has not endorsed Clinton, advisers told the Times.

Other names under discussion, according to the Times: Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner of swing-state Virginia; liberal Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, another key state; and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, a prominent African American politician.

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