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The Running Mate

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U.S. Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez stands as President Barack Obama (not pictured) introduces him to be his next labor secretary, at the White House in Washington, March 18, 2013. Before joining the Justice Department in 2009, Perez was Maryland's labor secretary. If confirmed by the Senate, he will replace Hilda Solis, who resigned in January. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT) - RTR3F5QC

I explore some of the most frequently mentioned potential running mates for Clinton here. In summary:

  • Brown: this is a ridiculously bad idea, and it’s odd so many political scientists didn’t identify the obvious downside.
  • Castro: Meh.
  • Warren: Maybe, although Massachusetts Dems better have something better than Coakley III: The Revenge of the Fundamentals in mind.
  • Perez: Sounds great to me.
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