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Murphy Says He's Had No Talks To Become Clinton's Running Mate

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said recently that he has had no conversations with the Hillary Clinton campaign about possibly being her running mate, though a recent USA Today report listed him as a possible candidate for vice president.
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said recently that he has had no conversations with the Hillary Clinton campaign about possibly being her running mate, though a recent USA Today report listed him as a possible candidate for vice president. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said Tuesday he has had no conversations with the Hillary Clinton campaign about running for vice president, despite a recent USA Today story saying he might be interested in the job.

Citing unnamed sources close to the campaign, the story suggested Clinton will look for a running mate who would appeal to Bernie Sanders fans, providing both a fresh face and a more progressive perspective.

Top contenders would include Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, USA Today reported.

Among “others who may be interested,” the newspaper named Murphy, 42, who it said “billed himself during his campaign as a ‘fresh, progressive voice.’”

Asked whether he’d like the job during a Tuesday visit to Fairfield, Murphy paused and would only say, “That’s a tough job.”

Click here to read the USA Today story.

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