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Hillary Clinton vice president picks: Who may be the Democrat's running mate

Who will be Hillary Clinton's VP pick?

The presumptive Democratic nominee has not publicly revealed any potential running mates, but there have been many predictions about who she might choose.

Jonathan Nagler, politics professor at NYU, said the strategic choice for Clinton would be to choose a moderate white male in an effort to attract moderate Republicans who won't vote for the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Nagler said the voters that Clinton will need to convince are the moderates in swing states.

As for the Democratic voters who support Sen. Bernie Sanders, Nagler said they will come around to Clinton.

"Trump is so thoroughly offensive to young and minority voters," he said. "Clinton doesn't have to work hard for them."

Other predictions, however, have said she may choose someone more progressive than her.

Here's a list of possible VP picks, as well some less realistic running mates.

Martin O'Malley

Martin O'Malley, who dropped out of the Democratic
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Martin O'Malley, who dropped out of the Democratic race after the Iowa caucus, is the governor of Maryland. Nagler said O'Malley would be the type of moderate Democrat that would be a strategic pick for Clinton, but he hasn't come up much since he suspended his campaign. It's not clear if the Clinton campaign has him on the potential list.

Tim Kaine

Tim Kaine, a Virginia senator, would also fit
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Tim Kaine, a Virginia senator, would also fit Nagler's prediction that Clinton will choose a moderate, white male. Kaine, who has been high on the list of a number of political pundits' prediction list, also represents a key swing state. Virginia has voted for the Democratic nominee in the last two elections, but before 2008, it was a red state for 10 consecutive elections.

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is a progressive Massachusetts senator who
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Elizabeth Warren is a progressive Massachusetts senator who could sway Bernie Sanders' supporters, if she were put on the Clinton ticket. Clinton told ABC News' David Muir on June 7, "I'm not gonna get into vice presidential choices but I have the highest regard for Senator Warren."

Julian Castro

Julian Castro is the Housing and Urban Development
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Julian Castro is the Housing and Urban Development Secretary and could appeal to Hispanic voters, political pundits say. But when CNN's Brooke Baldwin asked him if he'd consider being on Clinton's ticket, he told her, "That's not going to happen."

Sherrod Brown

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is also a top
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Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is also a top pick among some political pundits because of his progressive voting record that would appeal to Sanders supporters. Brown also represents another swing state that Clinton will be focused on in the general election. In the last 10 years, Ohio has voted for the Democratic nominee three times and for the Republican nominee twice. Brown said in April, however, that he was not interested in the job.

Xavier Becerra

Xavier Becerra is a representative of California and
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Xavier Becerra is a representative of California and has been a Clinton supporter throughout the campaign. Becerra would likely appeal to Latinos and progressive voters. Unlike some of the others on this list, Becerra hasn't shot down the idea of being vice president.

Joe Biden

Why not? There's no constitutional amendment that prevents
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Why not? There's no constitutional amendment that prevents a vice president from running for a third term.

Bernie Sanders

We can dream, right? While it isn't likely
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We can dream, right? While it isn't likely Sanders will be Clinton's running mate, it would increase the number of "Bernie or bust" voters at the polls. According to some pundits, a Clinton-Sanders ticket would keep the party together for at least this election and increase the odds of a Democratic win against Donald Trump. Sanders, however, recently said he thinks it's unlikely he will be Clinton's vice president, but he also pledged to help her defeat Trump.

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