Jul. 3, 2016 11:28am Carly Hoilman
WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is no longer flatly denying that he’s being vetted as a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Booker has said in recent weeks that it was flattering to be mentioned but that he wasn’t being vetted.
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Booker told political correspondent Brianna Keilar, “If you have a question like that, please direct it to the Clinton campaign.”
“I think I may have gotten the answer I need from that actually,” Keilar said.
It’s possible that Democrats won’t want Booker plucked from his Senate seat: New Jersey’s Republican governor, Chris Christie, would pick Booker’s replacement if he leaves for the White House. Democrats are hoping to win the majority in the Senate this election and might not want to take that chance.