Warren, Kaine and Castro on Clinton’s short list for VP

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Tim Kaine of Virginia, and Julian Castro, the U.S. housing secretary and former mayor of San Antonio, are on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s short list of vice presidential picks, the Associated Press reported on this week.

The report cited Democratic sources.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who waged a populist challenge to Clinton during an unexpectedly long primary campaign, was not on the list, the AP reported, citing one of several unidentified Democrats.

The AP said some advisers believe Clinton should pick a running-mate that would energize Democrats: a woman, a staunch liberal or a minority but others are arguing Donald Trump’s unpopularity gives Clinton an opportunity to win over a share of independents and Republican-leaning voters with a more centrist pick, such as Kaine.

Clinton and Warren are expected to campaign together in Ohio next Monday.

U.S. senatorial candidate and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine addresses the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. — PHOTO: REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo
U.S. senatorial candidate and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine addresses the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. — PHOTO: REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., waves at the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation's 2015 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference in Washington. — PHOTO: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., waves at the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation’s 2015 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference in Washington. — PHOTO: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo