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Posted on October 18, 2016
The John Podesta emails posted by Wikileaks show that City of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s name surfaced as a potential vice-presidential candidate for Hillary Clinton.
The leaked emails show that John Podesta, the head of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, shared an early list of potential vice-presidential candidates that were divided up in “rough food groups.” The “food group” terminology referred to candidates listed in groups based on race, sex and business experience.
The email below, written by Podesta, details one of the first meetings scheduled by the campaign to evaluate potential vice-president candidates.
> > On Mar 12, 2016, at 11:16 AM, John Podesta <email@example.com
> >>>> wrote:
>>>> >for our call tomorrow (Cheryl, I’ll talk to you today) I did a first
>>>> cut of people worth considering. They are organized in rough food groups.
The African American “food group”, which included Gillum, is listed below.
Other “food groups” included Hispanics, women, whites, and a group of business leaders. The candidates in those groups are listed below. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was included in a “food group” by himself.
The Hispanic “food group.”
The female “food group.”
The white male “food group.”
The business “food group.”