DETROIT -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra was listed among 39 potential candidates to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate in a hacked email released today by WikiLeaks.
Barra’s name appeared in a group of nine top business executives listed by Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, along with the CEOs of Apple, Coca-Cola, Xerox and Starbucks and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
Podesta characterized the people as a “first cut of people to consider for VP” in the March 17 message to Clinton.
It’s one of the thousands of stolen emails that WikiLeaks has released publicly.
There is no evidence that Barra sought to be involved with Clinton’s campaign or even knew of her inclusion on the list before today.
Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, ultimately chose Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who appeared higher up on the list.
GM declined to comment.
Barra was a guest of first lady Michelle Obama during the 2014 State of the Union address several weeks after becoming GM’s first-ever female CEO.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story misstated Tim Kaine's current title.