Trump Camp Sends VP Vetting Paperwork to Rubio, Donalds, Others

Multiple sources confirmed Tuesday that former President Donald Trump’s campaign has begun officially vetting several contenders for his running mate. The campaign has reportedly exchanged documents with four individuals Trump is considering for Vice President, while some additional names reportedly remain in the running. With six weeks to go until the Republican National Convention, the campaign appears to be intensifying its search.

At the top of the list are Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. According to the Associated Press, which cited two anonymous sources “familiar with the eff”rt,” all four contenders have received varying degrees of vetting paperwork from the Trump campaign.

However, another report released by Fox News just hours later suggests some other possibilities. Also citing anonymous sources “close to the campaign,” the outlet reported that the Trump campaign also actively vetted Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

However, a spokesman for the Trump campaign is warning against “speculation.”Anyone claiming to know who or when President Trump will choose his VP is lying,” spokesman Brian Hughes said in a statement,” ” unless the person is named Donald J. Trump.”

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The development follows one month after a large donor retreat was hosted at Mar-a-Lago, where Trump met with several names he was reportedly considering for his ticket. Among “the “special guests” at the gathering were Rubio, Scott, Vance, Burgum, Stefanik, and Donalds–all of whom have been named in the recent vetting reports.

Other guests, including former Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy and South Dakota Governor Kristie Noem, have not been named in the reports. Noem had long been considered a top pick for Trump, who confirmed in one interview that she was on his shortlist. Her chances were considered spent, however, after the media picked up a controversial story from her memoir in which she admitted to putting down her family’s rambunctious hunting dog.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who previously challenged Trump for the Republican Presidential nomination, is also absent from the reports. A poll released by I&I/TIPP last month indicated that 15 percent of Republican voters wanted DeSantis as their top choice for Vice President, while 14 percent named him their second choice. Both numbers were the highest among all of the GOP candidates listed.

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Sources close to the campaign have repeatedly indicated that Trump will not unveil his pick until close to the Republican National Convention, which will occur from July 15 to 18. During an interview with News12 in May, Trump indicated he would announce his choice “probably not too much be”ore” the convention.

“We have so many,” Trump said when asked to narrow the field to three choices. ”I don’t want to do that, we have so many. We have many people who would do a fantastic job,” he continued.

In 2016, Trump waited until the final week of the convention to announce then-Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate.

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