The executives were listed alongside almost four dozen vice presidential candidates that a team of Clinton's top advisers compiled, including campaign chairman John Podesta, who wrote the March 17 email.
The men and women on the list are broken up into what Podesta called "rough food groups", and the section where Gates and Cook are included is very much business-focused. "I am feeling like it's possible to get back to the longer term again", Podesta said. In previous statements, the campaign has refused to confirm or deny the veracity of the thousands of emails released by WikiLeaks. While Podesta has not verified whether or not the content in the Wikileaks emails are real, he has acknowledged his emails have been hacked; pointing the finger at Trump aide John Stone and accusing him of aiding Wikileaks founder Julian Asange.
Tim Kaine, the eventual choice, also appears on the list.
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Clinton's female picks were her sisters in the Senate, including the ultra progressive Elizabeth Warren, who left-wing liberals wanted for the White House before Sanders jumped in, and the openly gay Sen.
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The Trump campaign said the ad will "air nationally and will be heavily rotated into battleground states". Clinton is on 52% compared to Trump's 38% in a head-to-head match up among likely voters.
African-Americans: Steve Benjamin, Corey Booker, Andrew Gillum, Eric Holder, Deval Patrick, Kasim Reed and Anthony Foxx.
The email came after Clinton emerged victorious in multiple state primaries on March 16. Also included on the list are Melinda Gates, General Motors CEO Mary Barra, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent, and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.
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Cook's name on the vice presidential list was included in a group that included mostly corporate or former corporate leaders such as Microsoft's Bill Gates and former New York City Mayor and media mogul Michael Bloomberg.