(RepublicanJournal.org) – Buzz over Donald Trump’s potential running mate has recently exploded with speculation over who might be among his top picks. Axios reported the former president might be looking for a female candidate, and the publication listed a handful of contenders. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was not on the list.
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MSNBC shared in January that Greene had her eye on the vice presidency. Yet, the outspoken MAGA supporter has had some bumps in the road, calling her loyalty to Trump into question. According to National File, the representative’s smooth path became rocky when she backpedaled on her assertion that Biden had stolen the 2020 presidency, stating she’d previously gotten “sucked in” to the narrative. Despite her unwavering support for McCarthy, who Trump supported for Speaker of the House, her statements regarding January 6 appear to have shut off her chances of rising any further on a conservative ticket.
Axios lists former news anchor Kari Lake (R) as Trump’s current top contender. Lake ran and lost in the 2022 Arizona governor’s race, which could count against her. She’s also shown some interest in running in the primary herself, and pundits worry a bid could potentially steal the former leader’s spotlight. Still, she’s fiercely loyal, which counts for a lot in the Trump camp, and she could be a significant asset in wooing white, suburban female voters, a demographic where the campaign has acknowledged it needs more help.
Other contenders include Nikki Haley, a former South Carolina governor and ambassador to the UN; Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was White House press secretary under the Trump administration; and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.
Steven Cheung, a spokesperson for Trump, was quick to note the former president has not made any decisions yet. He added that anyone “playing the media game” is “doing so at their own peril.”
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