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Clinton Is Reportedly Vetting A Retired Navy Admiral For Veep

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are reportedly considering running mates with military backgrounds.

By Newsy Staff | July 12, 2016

Hillary Clinton's team is reportedly vetting retired Adm. James Stavridis for vice president, according to The New York Times.

Stavridis is a retired four-star Navy admiral who served as NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe.

That means Clinton and Donald Trump are considering vice presidents with a military background. Multiple outlets confirmed Trump is vetting retired three-star Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as a potential vice president, among other potential picks.

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There's been a lot of speculation over whom Clinton may choose as her vice president. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is one name that's been thrown around.

Clinton is also reportedly vetting Rep. Xavier Becerra, Sen. Cory Booker and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, among other names.

Clinton will likely announce her VP before her party meets in Philadelphia for its presidential nominating convention in late July. She is also expected name her pick after the Republican National Convention ends.

Trump is also running out of time to announce a running mate. The Republican National Convention is in Cleveland next week, and he will need to make a selection before then. We will likely know who he has chosen later this week.

Trump is reportedly also considering Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

After both parties' nominating conventions, the candidates will be able to focus on the general election — and each other.

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