Trump Campaign Requests Documents From Some VP Contenders: Report
Former US President Donald Trump during a news conference at Trump Tower in New York, US, on Friday, May 31, 2024. A New York jury found Donald Trump guilty of multiple felonies at his hush-money trial, making him the first former US president to be convicted of crimes.
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Former President Donald Trump’s campaign has reportedly requested documents from several individuals who he is considering to be his vice presidential running mate.

Among those who have so far received requests are North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), and former cabinet member Ben Carson.

Those listed may not be the only ones who have contacted thus far as ABC News reported that “others are likely to be considered for the No. 2 job.” The Associated Press reported that the list is “fluid and evolving,” meaning that it will likely change as Trump sees fit.

A Trump campaign spokesperson said that “anyone claiming to know who or when President Trump will choose his VP is lying, unless the person is named Donald J. Trump.”

Polling last month from an I&I/TIPP Poll indicated that 15% of Republican voters choose Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as their first choice for VP, while 14% choose him as their second choice for VP — both numbers were the highest of all the candidates listed.

Out of the candidates who were listed by the Associated Press, Carson had the highest ranking for first choice in the poll at 5%, followed by Scott at 4%, Rubio at 2%, and the remaining contenders at 1% or less.

Another name that has generated headlines in recent weeks and might be moving up Trump’s board for contenders is Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), especially after his passionate defense of Trump during a Sunday interview on NBC News.


When asked during the interview if he would accept the job offer, Cotton responded: “Any great patriot, if offered a chance to serve our country by the president, would have to consider it seriously. But what I’m focused on, like the president, is making sure that we win this election in November, and I want to help him govern successfully to restore the peace and prosperity that he brought to America for four years that Joe Biden has destroyed.”

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