General Motors CEO Mary Barra could have found herself a VP candidate. She was listed among 39 potential candidates to be Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton’s running mate, according to a hacked email released by WikiLeaks.
Barra’s name appeared in a group of nine top business executives listed by Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. Others on the list included the CEOs of Apple, Coca-Cola, Xerox and Starbucks and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
Podesta characterized the people as a “first cut of people to consider for VP” in the March 17 message to Clinton. It’s one of the thousands of stolen emails that WikiLeaks has released publicly.
There is no evidence that Barra wanted to be involved with Clinton’s campaign or even knew of being added to the lit before now. Clinton ultimately chose Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., to be her running mate.
GM declined to comment.
Barra was a guest of first lady Michelle Obama during the 2014 State of the Union address several weeks after becoming GM’s first-ever female CEO.