Hillary Clinton’s VP search centering on 3 contenders: Kaine, Vilsack, Perez

The Democratic presidential nominee is expected to announce her running mate within this week

By: AP | Cleveland | Published: July 21, 2016 2:57:21 am
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Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential search is centering on three main contenders, with an announcement expected as soon as this weekend as the Democrat prepares for her party’s national convention next week in Philadelphia.

Democrats familiar with the search say Clinton’s running mate process has focused on Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

That’s according to Democrats familiar with the process, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the private discussions.

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They cautioned that Clinton had not yet reached a final decision and was weighing a number of factors, including the person’s readiness to be president, personal compatibility and ability to help her administration govern.

Clinton is expected to announce her decision during a two-day campaign swing in Florida later this week.

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