June 20, 2008
Posted: 03:49 PM ET
Edwards recently said that while he is not interested in the vice presidency, he hasn't ruled it out if asked.
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's new information about the hunt for a running mate for Barack Obama.
A member of the Congressional Black Caucus who's met with Obama's vice-presidential screening team says she offered the names of former senators John Edwards and Sam Nunn — and was told they're on the list. Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Michigan says when she mentioned that Al Gore is her favorite, the two members of Obama's team smiled.
Kilpatrick wouldn't say which names Obama's team brought up.
Lawmakers who've been briefed say there are about 20 names on the prospective vice-presidential list, which is said to include current elected officials, former elected officials, and retired military generals.
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