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This Republican just shot to the top of Trump’s VP list in a surprising twist


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All eyes are on who Donald Trump will pick as his running mate. But we might finally have an answer.

And this Republican just shot to the top of Trump’s VP list in a surprising twist.

Over the recent months, former President Donald Trump has revealed his short list of candidates to be his vice president.

However, it seems like that so-called short list only gets longer by the week.

And now a new name has emerged that has some people surprised.

According to half a dozen people who are close with Trump’s search for a VP, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has climbed the list of running mate candidates.

Other names include, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R).

Those are only just some of the names that appear on Trump’s short-list.

“The list is long, and it’s extremely early in any kind of process,” one Trump adviser said according to NBC News.

“No one has been directly reached out to yet, and I do not expect that for some time.”

Rubio and Trump have had their differences over the years, with the two sparring over a variety of issues.

But since Rubio is a son of Cuban immigrants, his presence on a Trump ticket could help bring in Latino voters.

“It’s pretty clear from Trump’s orbit that Rubio is in play,” a Republican strategist from Florida said, according to NBC News.

“It makes sense because he checks almost every box if they can get past both being from Florida.”

If Rubio wanted to be vice president, he’d have to move from Florida since electors can’t vote for presidential and vice presidential candidates who both reside in their state.

“The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves,” Article II, Section I, Clause 3 of the Constitution reads.

Sen. Rubio could move to avoid this issue, but that isn’t clear yet if he’s willing to do so.

“We’re both from the same state, so that’s probably not going to work that way,” he said when speaking to Fox News back in January.

Looks like everyone is going to have to continue to wait and see who former President Donald Trump chooses as his next running mate.

Stay tuned to the Conservative Column.


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