Hillary Clinton Campaign Sorted Potential VP Picks Into 'Food Groups' by Race and Gender, Email Shows

The final possibility, Bernie Sanders, is listed alone.

— -- Hillary Clinton campaign officials grouped potential vice presidential running mates by race, ethnicity and gender, according to a recently leaked email, further suggesting the degree to which her run for the White House appeared to be scripted.

The list was sent after her Democratic opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders, won what was widely considered a stunning upset in Michigan, revitalizing his campaign. The timing of the list seems to imply that despite whatever perceived threat Sanders posed to Clinton in the public eye, the Clinton camp was already, to some degree, looking beyond the primary battle.

"Let me know if there are people you would like to see added or removed before we begin the process," the email reads. "I have organized names in rough food groups.”

He listed the following by name only, providing no titles or categories:

Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri (whose name he misspelled as McKaskill), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (women)

Retired Marine Corps four-star Gen. John Allen, former Navy Adm. Bill McRaven (whose name he misspelled as McCraven) and retired Navy Adm. Mike Mullen (military leaders)

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont

Podesta has already received blowback for other emails urging Clinton to contact two “needy Latinos” to persuade them to endorse her for president.

“Needy Latinos and 1 easy call,” Podesta wrote to Clinton in an email on Aug. 21, 2015.

The Clinton camp has not confirmed the authenticity of the emails or commented on Podesta’s list of potential vice presidential candidates.

ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks contributed to this story.

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