According to a report in The New York Times, Clinton’s campaign has already begun scouting around for a candidate for her vice president spot. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, and Labor Secretary Tom Perez are reportedly all among the 15 to 20 names mentioned. From the Times:
“Hillary understands how the vice presidency can work well, and not work well, far better than anyone running or anyone on her staff,” said Richard W. Riley, a friend of the Clintons who was the education secretary under Mr. Clinton and advises the campaign on education issues. “And she and Bill Clinton know he’d have to be very careful about how he relates to the vice president. Hillary is the decision maker now.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been floated as a potential option for Clinton, and campaign sources said that her name hasn’t been ruled out. But whoever Clinton chooses, it’s sure to be a far better pick than her current right-hand man.