As the GOP convention looms nearer, speculation regarding who Trump will pick as his vice presidential candidate has been on the rise. According to a recent Drudge survey, however, supporters of Trump have two particular candidates in mind above all others.
Coming in first place with 40 percent of the votes tallied, Newt Gingrich was the favorite vice presidential pick for Trump, followed by Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst in second with 31 percent of the vote.
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions came in a distant third with 14 percent, while Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker all fell into the single digits.
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While Trump was expected to release his official vice presidential decision at the Republican National Convention on July 18 in Cleveland, Ohio, a new CNN report claims Trump will be releasing his decision some time next week.
Speaking on the possibility of running as Trump’s VP, Newt Gingrich expressed reservations, saying he was comfortable with his current life.
“I used to be a congressman. I know what it’s like to deal with congressmen. I don’t know I want to spend the next four to eight years of my life dealing with congressmen,” Gingrich said. “I think I’d rather read books and write books and make movies.”
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Trump met with Ernst on Monday joined by campaign chairman Paul Manafort and RNC Chairman Reince Preibus, with no specific information of the meeting being revealed. Despite this, it has been speculated that Ernst was being vetted for the position as Trump’s running mate.
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