Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta says there is "no question" that the Democratic front-runner's shortlist of potential running mates will include a handful of qualified women.
According to Podesta, Clinton wants "the best person to make the case to the American people."
"We’ll start with a broad list and then begin to narrow it. But there is no question that there will be women on that list," Podesta said recently in an interview with the Boston Globe.
Podesta added in his interview that Clinton's aides and campaign staffers are still focused on working to clinch the Democratic nomination, after which, they will begin the vetting process. Clinton took another step toward tying up the nomination Tuesday after she defeated rival Bernie Sanders in her home state of New York.
One of the women on Clinton's list is undoubtedly Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who declined last year to enter the 2016 Democratic primary race. If Clinton indeed chooses another woman to be her running mate, it would double down the historic nature of her White House run. It would run against conventional wisdom, considering that most politicos currently believe Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and Labor Secretary Tom Perez are Clinton's most politically advantageous choices for a running mate.
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