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Clinton reportedly putting off VP pick until the GOP officially nominates Trump

Hillary Clinton's list of potential vice presidential picks may be getting shorter and shorter, but, Politico reports, there's one thing still holding her back: Donald Trump. Clinton reportedly wants to be absolutely certain that Trump will be the Republican presidential nominee before she makes any moves:

The selection process, however, is colored by new uncertainty among Democratic donors and Clinton allies who are no longer convinced that Donald Trump is sure to be the GOP nominee. A big advantage of holding their convention second, Democrats said, was being able to make a final pick with full knowledge of the GOP ticket.

At a fundraiser in Manhattan earlier this week, Clinton was peppered with questions from her top donors about whether there is any chance that the Republicans could nominate someone else — she said she thought the chances of that outcome were low. [Politico]

So, Clinton's vice presidential frontrunners, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, might be waiting until July 18 — the start of the Republican National Convention — to hear much of anything.

Read the full story on Clinton's VP search — including who the current frontrunner is — over at Politico.