Veep signals

Elizabeth Warren probably won’t be Hillary’s running mate

Presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addresses the crowd as U.S. Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) (R) looks on during a campaign rally at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal June 27, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)

The Clinton campaign threw a few drops of cold water on the idea that Elizabeth Warren will join the ticket and become Hillary Clinton’s running mate. The chilly sprinkle came in the form of an invitation for Warren to speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia later this month. The Clinton campaign offered Warren a primetime slot on the convention’s opening night — a time that, The New York Times reports, is not usually reserved for for running mates, who are typically given primetime slots closer to the official coronation of the candidate as a way of building anticipation.

The Times notes that insiders close to Warren also see the opening night slot as a signal that she won’t become Clinton’s running mate and, thus, create an all-female ticket. Speculation about Clinton possibly choosing Warren grew after the two appeared together at a campaign rally in Cincinnati late last month. However, there is some glimmer of hope for those who support a Clinton-Warren ticket. Warren, along with the other individuals who have been invited to speak at the convention, have all been told that speaking times are subject to change.

Read the full story at The New York Times.

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