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Clinton Aide Reveals Democrats May Have All Female Presidential Ticket

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman told The Boston Globe Wednesday there is “no question” that women will be on the Democratic presidential candidate’s list of Vice President possibilities.

“We’ll start with a broad list and then begin to narrow it,” John Podesta said concerning the VP pick. “But there is no question that there will be women on that list.”

An all woman ticket would of course be a first in U.S. presidential politics. Democratic Sen. [crscore]Elizabeth Warren[/crscore] would likely be a top contender for a female vice president pick — her progressive credentials could help Clinton rally the base in the general election. Many urged Warren to run for president but she declined, and she has not endorsed either Clinton or her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.

The Boston Globe compiled a list of possible female VP picks which, besides Warren, included former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, New Hampshire former governor and Sen. [crscore]Jeanne Shaheen[/crscore], Minnesota Sen. [crscore]Amy Klobuchar[/crscore] and Washington Sen. [crscore]Patty Murray[/crscore].

Clinton told Cosmopolitan earlier this month she would shoot for a presidential cabinet that is “50-50” male and female. She told the magazine that she wanted a “very diverse Cabinet representing the talents and experience of the entire country” adding that “since we are a 50-50 country, I would aim to have a 50-50 Cabinet.”

If Clinton stuck with a male VP, she has a range of options, but experts consider Ohio Sen. [crscore]Sherrod Brown[/crscore], Vice President Joe Biden, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and even her opponent Sanders to be contenders.

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