WikiLeaks email reveals Debbie Stabenow, Mary Barra were on list of possible Clinton VP picks

Posted at 11:50 AM, Oct 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-18 12:20:40-04

Two familiar names to metro Detroit and Michigan were on a list of possible vice presidential candidates for Hillary Clinton, according to an email from WikiLeaks.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow and GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra were among 39 different names featured on the first list of possible vice president candidates.

The email came from Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta on March 17.

Podesta organized the list in what he called "rough food groups" which included politicians, businesspeople and more.

Barra's name was among a group that included businesspeople like Bill and Melinda Gates and Tim Cook.

Stabenow's name was in a group with female Democratic politicians which included Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Other names included on the list were Sen. Bernie Sanders, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, retired Marine General John Allen and Clinton's eventual vice presidential pick, Sen. Tim Kaine.