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Hillary Clinton VP search focus is Tim Kaine, Tom Vilsack, Tom Perez

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Hillary Clinton‘s vice presidential search is centering on three main contenders, with an announcement expected as soon as Friday as the Democrat prepares for her party’s national convention next week in Philadelphia. Clinton’s campaign has focused in recent days on Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a former governor, mayor and one-time Catholic missionary fluent in Spanish; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, an ex-Iowa governor and longtime Clinton ally; and Labor Secretary Tom Perez, a progressive champion who would be the first Hispanic…

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Ted Cruz to tap Carly Fiorina as running mate

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Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz has tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina to serve as his running mate. The Texas senator plans to unveil his pick for vice president Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis. That’s according to a Republican with direct knowledge of Fiorina’s selection, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized speak before the official announcement. “Carly is bright, knowledgeable, brings great financial expertise and she’s a woman,” said Gary Aminoff, the Los Angeles County…

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Charlie Crist was one of 6 finalists for John McCain’s VP

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The book The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election reports that Gov. Charlie Crist was among six finalists to become John McCain’s running mate, according to an excerpt today in the Washington Post. Today’s story, adapted from the book by Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson, says: Eventually, McCain narrowed his choices to six finalists. In addition to Sarah Palin, they were independent-Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman; McCain’s former rival, Mitt Romney; Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; New York…

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Is Charlie Crist running for Senate or VP?

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Obviously, the current Florida governor is running for Senate, but give me a chance to explain my thoughts on the vice presidency. [Then you can decide whether the link between the two is a stretch.] First, we’ll need to assume a couple of things. For starters, everything below assumes that the primary calendar and rules will remain virtually unchanged between now and January 2012. We can argue all day about the likelihood of major reforms to the primary process, but…

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