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RFK Jr. To Announce Surprising Choice For Running Mate

RFK Jr. is set to announce his pick for vice president in Oakland, California later today.

You might be surprised to know it’s not anyone who was reportedly on his VP shortlist.

Names like Rand Paul, Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew Yang, Tony Robbins, and even National Football League star Aaron Rodgers had all been floated…

But, according to close sources, RFK Jr. has bypassed all of these — in favor of a wealthy tech attorney and far-left activist who has donated to Democrat campaigns like Biden and Pete Buttigieg…

Oh, and she has also donated large sums of money to Soros-backed prosecutor George Gason.

Her name is Nicole Shanahan, and she is the ex-wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

Take a look at the breaking news:

RFK Jr.’s presidential campaign was always a long-shot.

But now, it seems like chances of him stealing any votes away from President Trump are completely DOA.

Social media seems to agree:

The Wall Street Journal originally reported on RFK Jr.’s controversial vice president pick:

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.has picked Nicole Shanahan, a California-based attorney who was previously married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin, as his running mate for his long-shot presidential bid, according to people familiar with the decision.

Shanahan, 38, also runs a foundation focused on reproductive rights, criminal justice and the environment. Before backing Kennedy’s independent bid, Shanahan had previously been a donor to Democratic campaigns, including supporting Joe Biden’s election in 2020. Kennedy was slated to announce his choice Tuesday in Oakland, Calif., where Shanahan grew up.

The Kennedy campaign declined to comment. Shanahan didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Kennedy, an environmental lawyer from America’s most famous political dynasty, is currently working to get on the ballot in every state after leaving the Democratic primary to run as an independent. Each state has different requirements to appear on a ballot as an independent, including selecting a running mate in some states. Getting on those ballots will be an expensive proposition for the Kennedy campaign; it isn’t clear yet whether Shanahan plans to assist by tapping into her own wealth.

While he has little chance of victory, Kennedy’s candidacy could make a difference in competitive states that will decide whether President Biden or former President Donald Trump wins in November. Democrats are especially worried that he could hurt Biden’s candidacy and have amped up attacks in recent weeks, though some polls have shown Kennedy drawing more support away from Trump.

Business Insider shared some more insight to who exactly Nicole Shanahan is:

Democratic-turned-independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is set to announce Nicole Shanahan as his vice-presidential pick on Tuesday, according to several news reports.

A Silicon Valley lawyer and philanthropist, Shanahan is currently the president of Bia-Echo, a private foundation that funds programs related to women’s reproductive longevity, criminal justice reform, and the environment. She married Google co-founder Sergey Brin in 2018, though the couple separated in 2021 and were divorced in 2023.

Shanahan notably helped fund Kennedy’s controversial Super Bowl ad, contributing $4 million to the effort.

But before aligning herself with Kennedy, Shanahan had a history of giving thousands of dollars to various Democratic campaigns and causes since 2018, according to federal campaign finance records.

That includes an eclectic mixture of politicians spanning from progressives like Marianne Williamson and Rep. Ro Khanna of California to moderates like Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, and a former TV anchor who ran against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York in the Democratic primary in 2020.

The top federal beneficiary of Shanahan’s largesse before this year has been President Joe Biden. In June 2020, she gave $25,000 to the Biden Victory Fund and $19,400 to the Democratic National Committee.


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