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Rendell Tells Clinton: Don't Try To Bargain For Vice Presidential Spot

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One of Hillary Clinton's biggest supporters, Governor Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania, gave an interview to the television station New York 1, in which he warned Clinton against bargaining for the vice presidential spot:

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell - one of Hillary Clinton's strongest supporters - today warned her: "There's no bargaining. You don't bargain with the Presidential nominee. Even if you're Hillary Clinton and you have 18 million votes, you don't bargain."

In an exclusive interview with NY1 Political Anchor Dominic Carter, Rendell added that Obama would have to be an "enormously big person" to pick Clinton as his running mate and that Clinton sometimes "couldn't help but upstage" Obama on a joint ticket.

Rendell also said former President Bill Clinton could greatly complicate things if his wife was the Vice Presidential nominee.

Another strong Clinton supporter, Rep. Charles Rangel of New York, is urging to Clinton to publicly clarify how she plans to move forward because she has put her supporters in an awkward position:

One of Hillary Clinton's most loyal backers on Capitol Hill is voicing frustration about the position she has put her supporters in.

In an interview with ABC News, Rep. Charles Rangel said he thinks it is time for Clinton to publicly clarify what she is doing and allow her supporters to switch their allegiance to Barack Obama.

"Unless she has some good reasons-- which I can't think of-- I really think we ought to get on with endorsements (of Obama) and dealing with what we have to deal with... so we can move forward," Rangel said.