VEEP WATCH: Sen. Michael Bennet may be up for discussion in the Clinton camp

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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If Fantasy Politics was a thing (actually, it used to be) your Colorado all-star team might still have a shot.

As The New York Times reports:

“The contenders most frequently mentioned by her advisers and senior Democrats close to the campaign include Senator Michael Bennet, from the key state of Colorado …”

Bennet is the only Coloradan mentioned in the Times article.

Also named are “Thomas E. Perez, President Obama’s secretary of labor and a Hispanic civil rights lawyer; Representative Xavier Becerra of California; and Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, both former governors from Virginia.” Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, are mentioned elsewhere in the report.

Bennet already is a super-delegate, meaning that he is one of the rare people who gets to directly vote in the Democratic primary, and he has come out firmly as a Clinton supporter.

Now, Bennet wasn’t on the supposed shortlist that surfaced in the Wall Street Journal last week. In fact, the lists differ on a few names – almost as if the candidates use the media to test whether people like their potential VP selections, and the media gets to speculate to its heart’s content.