Corzine, Menendez possible VP candidates?

February 6, 2008 5:58:04 PM PST
If Sen. Robert Menendez were looking for a vice president, Gov. Jon Corzine would be on his short list. If Corzine were in the market for a running mate, he'd take a serious look at Menendez.

Whether Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton would consider either New Jersey Dem is anyone's guess.

The subject of Clinton's possible VP came up during a teleconference Wednesday as the governor and senator, both big Clinton supporters, were assessing the New York senator's Super Tuesday victories.

Menendez, who was asked first about a possible VP to Clinton, said Corzine has the experience to lead the country on the major issues of the day - economic growth, health care and ending the war in Iraq.

Corzine chimed in, saying Menendez has the ability to engage new voters in the political process.

Asked if he has heard from Democratic front-runner Clinton, Menendez was coy.

"I'll never tell," he said.

Corzine simply moved on to the next question.