MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was among the list of potential choices for Hillary Clinton's vice president, according to an alleged email from campaign chair John Podesta, released by WikiLeaks.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, were among the first cuts.
"We put together the attached notional teams of 'report writers' (confidential profiles/public record vet) and 'vettors' (deep-dive/oppo-book), and want to run it by you before we execute on the list. Let me know if there are people you would like to see added or removed before we begin the process," Podesta allegedly wrote.
The list of 39 was organized into what was described as seven "rough food groups." Each group focused on a clear demographic including women, blacks, military leaders, business leaders, and more.
Sen. Bernie Sanders was in one group all by himself.
The list also included Howard Schultz; former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Apple CEO Tim Cook; and Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was also under consideration among other elected officials. The campaign ultimately settled on Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia.