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Running mates

All-women presidential ticket is a possibility for Hillary Clinton

By WITW Staff on April 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton has already vowed that she ‘would aim to have a 50-50’ female-male cabinet if she wins the White House. In an interview with The Boston Globe, John Podesta, one of Clinton’s top aides, said that her presidential ticket, should she lock up the Democratic nomination, might not be 50-50. It could be 100 percent female. “We’ll start with a broad list and then begin to narrow it,” Podesta said in the interview. “But there is no question that there will be women on that list.” As the Globe notes, the potential to choose a woman running mate naturally thrusts Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts into the spotlight, though Warren has yet to endorse Clinton in her race against Bernie Sanders. Of course, that’s hardly the only concern the Clinton camp would have to weigh in deciding whether or not to tap Warren. The Washington Post put together a handy list of pros and cons for choosing Warren. For instance, picking Warren could help draw voters who were supporters of Bernie Sanders. However, she’s nationally untested and only narrowly won her Senate seat against incumbent Scott Walker in 2012 — even while Obama cruised to victory over Mitt Romney in Massachusetts. And should she pass over Warren, the Globe curated a list of four other women who would each prove a solid choice as a Clinton running mate.

Read the full story at The Boston Globe.