RFK Jr. Has an Expected Vice Presidential Candidate – and Nobody Saw it Coming

Nicole Shanahan, a California-based attorney and entrepreneur who was previously married to Google co-founder Sergey Brinn, is expected to be Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s running mate in his independent presidential campaign, according to an exclusive report from Mediaite.

According to a campaign source, Aaron Rodgers, the outspoken NFL quarterback Kennedy had considered as his vice presidential candidate, has dropped out.

The Politics Brief has reached out to the Kennedy campaign for comment and will report any forthcoming reaction to the Mediaite report.

Shanahan, who was the force behind Kennedy’s well-received Super Bowl commercial, is reportedly anticipated to be appointed the running mate for the long-shot bid.

“They align on numerous issues,” a source allegedly close to the Kennedy campaign said. “The campaign is also looking for a candidate who can help finance the ballot access initiative,” which is critical to RFK Jr. standing a chance of competing in the election.

“She might be infusing millions of dollars into the campaign to help fund the ballot initiative, which makes her attractive financially; however, she lacks the qualifications to actually do the job,” the source claimed.

Shanahan was also profiled in the New York Times regarding her backing of the pro-Kennedy Super Bowl ad:

A major source of the funding — and the creative guidance — it turns out, was Nicole Shanahan, a lawyer, entrepreneur and Democratic donor who was once married to the Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

In an interview on Monday, Ms. Shanahan said she had given $4 million to the super PAC, American Values 2024, about a week before the game, for the express purpose of helping pay for a Super Bowl ad. She also helped coordinate the ad’s production, she said, including navigating concerns from CBS Sports and Paramount, which broadcast the Super Bowl.

RFK Jr. also recently garnered significant media attention with his response to Joe Biden’s State of the Union address.

Mediaite provided further substantiation of its reporting:

Mediaite found that the domain www.kennedyshanahan.com was registered on March 13th, and verified the donation page is live and accepting donations at the subdomain pay.kennedyshanahan.com.

Mediaite donated $1 through that donation page to discover the domain was registered by Kennedy senior advisor .

A spokesperson for Kennedy did not respond to Mediaite’s request for comment.

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Mediaite was first to report that Kennedy would be running as an independent in September.

The report also provides significant relief to New York Jets fans who feared losing their future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers to presidential politics.

By Melinda Davies
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