Former vice presidential nominee John Edwards and former Senator Sam Nunn are on a list of potential running mates for Democrat Barack Obama, a congresswoman told the Associated Press today, one day after she met with members of Obama's vetting team.
Representative Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Michigan said members of the Congressional Black Caucus she heads asked her to suggest Edwards and Nunn when she met Wednesday with Obama's vice presidential search team. The vetting team, Caroline Kennedy and Eric Holder, indicated the two were on the list, she told the AP.
Kilpatrick said she made several suggestions, including former Vice President Al Gore, Representative John Murtha of Pennsylvania, and Ohio Governor Ted Strickland.
She declined to say which names were put forth by Kennedy and Holder, but Kilpatrick said when she told them Gore was her personal choice, "they had a smile on their face," the AP reported.
Meanwhile, on the Republican side, US News & World Report is quoting a source within John McCain's camp that much attention is on Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, who could help him win his home state and draw votes in the Midwest.
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