Shrum States Clinton Wanted to Be Kerry Running Mate

The New York Daily News reports that Bob Shrum states in his upcoming book that Hillary Clinton’s associates pushed to get Clinton chosen as John Kerry’s running mate in 2004. The choice was rejected due to her high negatives:

Sen. Hillary Clinton’s agents lobbied for her to be John Kerry’s running mate in 2004, but she was crossed off the list as too radioactive, according to political sources and an upcoming book.

“A quiet round of polling helped guide the search. Hillary Clinton had high negatives – she would hurt the ticket,” Democratic guru Bob Shrum writes in his memoir, “No Excuses: Concessions of a Serial Campaigner.”

Clinton associates pressed Kerry to get her on the list of vice presidential candidates, well-informed sources confirmed to the Daily News.

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