Obama Selects VP Search Team

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CBNNews.com - Who will be Barack Obama's running mate now that he has clinched the Democratic party's nomination?

That is the question many are asking, even as hopes for a potential Democratic "dream ticket" - one with Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton - makes a resurgence.

For more on the Democrats potential "dream ticket," click play to watch Charles Dunn, dean of Regent University School of Government.

Clinton expressed interest in the number two spot Tuesday, during a conference call with congressional colleagues in New York. But she has yet to concede the race, telling supporters that she "would not make any immediate decision."

Obama also isn't ready to name a running-mate yet -- but he is naming who's going to help him find one.

On Wednesday, his campaign announced that Caroline Kennedy - daughter of the late president, former Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder and Washington insider Jim Johnson will lead the search.

Earlier, Obama and Clinton crossed paths while speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, an influential pro-Israel lobby. They held a brief conversation, though both declined to give any details.

"I just spoke to her today, and we're going to be having a conversation in coming weeks, and I'm very confident how unified the Democratic party's going to be to win in November," Obama said.

Meanwhile, Clinton visited her campaign headquarters in suburban Virginia, where she thanked her staff for their work. Aides said she was also phoning superdelegates and supporters.

Turning to the General Election

Obama's selection of his vice presidential search team is a clear signal that he is turning his full attention to the general election campaign.

Kennedy endorsed Obama last winter, saying he could be an inspirational leader like her father. She also campaigned for Obama.

Holder is a former federal prosecutor and District of Columbia Superior Court judge who held the No. 2 job at the Justice Department under President Clinton.

Johnson is widely known among Democrats for having helped previous candidates, including John Kerry four years ago, sift through vice presidential possibilities.

Source: The Associated Press

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