by NW Spotlight
The Hill is reporting today “It’s decision time for Donald Trump and for the potential vice presidential candidates considering whether to hitch their political futures to his renegade campaign.”
The Hill goes on to note that Trump “has said he plans to announce his running mate at the GOP convention in Cleveland later this month. It would be the first time in nearly 20 years that a vice president was unveiled in the middle of a convention,” giving Trump “at most about two weeks to wrap-up the vetting process, secure his candidate, and become comfortable with a running mate.”
Names that come up in the speculation around Trump’s VP pick include “New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich,” as well as “retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, or Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn,” “Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence or Ohio Gov. John Kasich,” or “wildcard picks” “like former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, or perhaps an Army general with lower name recognition.”
CNN is reporting that recent Trump tweets are fueling speculation about Joni Ernst, Mike Pence or Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton as VP picks.
The Hill notes that whoever Trump picks as VP “is about to have his or her life upended by the most volatile presidential election in modern times.”