Corzine: Clinton should be VP contender

July 30, 2008 at 3:34 PM
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TRENTON, N.J., July 30 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton still should be considered as a running mate for Barack Obama in his U.S presidential run, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine said Wednesday.

"I certainly think she should still be in the hunt," Corzine said of his next-state neighbor during an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "I think she has the qualifications to be president, and I think she would be very strong as a campaigner. So you're doing the two things that need to be done to be qualified."

Aides for both Obama, D-Ill., and Clinton, D-N.Y., were reported as saying the likelihood of the two Democratic primary rivals on the same ticket were fading. Among the signs of waning interests -- Clinton hasn't been asked to submit documentation for vetting.

"Well, I think that Senator Clinton has been vetted pretty carefully by 16, 17 months of campaigning and whatever else you want to look at in history," Corzine, who endorsed Clinton during the primary season. "So I think most of those things you would know. I don't think there are a lot of surprises."

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