McAuliffe was considered as potential Clinton running mate

Governor Terry McAuliffe (WAVY Photo)
Governor Terry McAuliffe (WAVY Photo)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was among those being considered by Hillary Clinton to be her running mate.

McAuliffe was among nearly 40 elected officials, military leaders and corporate CEOs considered in the spring for the vice presidential nominee by theClinton campaign. The list was included among hacked emails from Clinton’s campaign chairman disclosed by WikiLeaks.

McAuliffe is a friend of Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Clinton ultimately chose Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, who was also on the list.

In an unrelated email a year earlier discussing potential jokes McAuliffe could make at the annual Gridiron dinner, Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook voiced concerns about reminding voters of McAuliffe’s close ties to the Democratic presidential candidate.

“He conjures the 90s stuff,” Mook said.