Here is a guide to presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s potential running mates in the 2016 presidential election:
- Elizabeth Warren (Senator, Massachusetts): Warren could be the strong progressive presence Clinton’s campaign needs in order to fire up people who think the vice president gets to do anything.
- Bernie Sanders (Senator, Vermont): Two terms as vice president is exactly the kind of experience the 74-year-old senator will need as he lays the groundwork for a 2024 presidential run.
- Martin O’Malley (Former Governor, Maryland): Picking the Irish-American O’Malley could help Clinton shore up support among the crucial 19th-century minority group.
- Mark Warner (Senator, Virginia): The clean-cut business executive turned senator would help balance out Clinton’s image as an anarchy-loving, freewheeling libertine.
- Cory Booker (Senator, New Jersey): Booker would be the first African American and 24th Golden Boy to be nominated for vice president.
- Julian Castro (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development): As a second-generation Mexican American, Castro would be the ideal choice to energize key demographics and increase turnout among Trump supporters.
- Eric Garcetti (Mayor, Los Angeles): The choice of Garcetti would nicely counterbalance the ticket’s current emphasis on experience and qualifications.
- Diverse Male Lawmaker 30081 (Recombinant Genetic Material, Vat 1.19A): After months of work, Clinton campaign scientists have successfully produced a well-qualified candidate who brings diversity and enthusiasm to the ticket and whose policy positions can be easily tweaked as needed.
- Sherrod Brown (Senator, Ohio): Brown is a highly regarded candidate, having officially stated that he does not want to be vice president under Clinton, a popular stance that a majority of Americans greatly respect and agree with.