Quantcast

Who Will Be Clinton’s VP Running Mate?

With Hillary Clinton holding a nearly unsurpassable lead in the race for her party’s presidential nomination, some Democrats are turning their attention to identifying contenders for the vice-presidential spot on the ticket.

The Hill noted that traditionally, nominees choose running mates who contrast with them in terms of their age and the region of the country they call home. Another strategy is picking a vice-presidential contender who represents a different faction of the party than the presidential hopeful. In recent years, there has been an increased effort to balance tickets regarding race and gender.

Political pundits say, Julian Castro, the 41-year-old secretary of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department, is a possible fit for Clinton in 2016. As a young Latino from Texas, he reflects different parts of the electorate than the former secretary of state.

According to The Hill, others under consideration include current Vice President Joe Biden, who recently decided to stay out of the presidential race; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a leader of the Senate’s progressive wing; and former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, the Obama administration’s Department of Agriculture secretary.

Democrats want their ticket to inspire a large number of people to vote because Republicans usually win when the turnout is low. There is more at stake than the battle for the White House, as Democrats are hoping to recapture control of the Senate and shrink the GOP’s majority in the House.

Photo: The Atlantic

Tell Us What You Think

More Fab Stories

The ongoing Trump-Russia saga shows no signs of being resolved anytime soon. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been tasked with getting to the...

President Donald Trump has declared war on the media, and he has made one effort after another to undermine the free press. He's got his...

The GOP senators have once again delayed voting on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Several senators have publicly announced...

When you put your elderly loved ones in a senior citizen home, you expect the employees of the facility to ensure that the place is kept clean,...

Parents are always telling kids what to do. Good parents are always setting boundaries and making rules to ensure their kids are not only safe,...

Latest Fab Stories

The Ku Klux Klan is trying to make white supremacy fun this summer with new flyers aimed at children. The racist hate group has been distributing...

A woman in Canada brought her child to a walk-in clinic in Ontario, and apparently did not get the service she was hoping for. Namely, the woman...

Those who fight, and sometimes die, defending our freedom deserve the utmost respect and honor. Still, it's amazing how many people will neglect...

Raising children is not an easy task. Some moms have a harder time with it than others. When a woman is unprepared for the work of motherhood or...

Next month is the 70th birthday of Camilla, the infamous Duchess of Cornwall. Formerly Camilla Parker-Bowles, she's best known for her affair with...