Who might Trump pick as running mate?


NEW YORK CITY: Donald Trump’s pick for vice president could make or break his hopes of defeating Hillary Clinton in the US election. But who’s being vetted and who actually wants the job is another question. The New York businessman has spoken of his desire to find a seasoned politician who can help force legislation through Congress and offset his lack of political experience. A sensible choice might help overcome the shortcomings of a 70-year-old who has never held elected office and lags an average of nearly five percentage points behind Clinton in national polls. Yet the wrong pick could restrict his support base or alienate moderate and independent voters. Trump sent the rumor mill into overdrive this week by meeting Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, campaigning with Tennessee Senator Bob Corker and dishing out praise for Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton. Here is a look at the chief candidates considered in the running with Trump expected to decide before the Republican National Convention begins on July 18.


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