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According to most polls, former President Donald Trump is the clear front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination which has fueled speculation about who he will choose as his running mate.
According to an article from the 1945 website, the three leading candidates for Trump’s vice president are all women and include Kari Lake, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (MTG), and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.
Lake is a former news anchor in Arizona who narrowly lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs in the Arizona gubernatorial election in 2022. As the 1945 article stated, “Lake is a unique creature, spewing the hard right rhetoric that MAGA Nation finds so endearing, while doing so with the glitz and polish of a seasoned TV reporter.”
Greene has been known as a far-right Republican who has recently begun to gain more mainstream acceptance in the party. “The version of MTG that can appeal to both MAGA and the mainstream is a concerning premise, and someone that Trump has his eye on as a prospective running mate with appeal in the newly-in-play Georgia,” is how Greene is described by 1945.
Noem, when asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” if she would be Trump’s running mate replied, “I would be shocked if he asked.” However, Noem has remained loyal to Trump and is supporting his current run for president while maintaining her popularity as a conservative.
The Associated Press stated in March, “Trump campaign officials insist that the vice presidential search is not something they have been actively discussing,” and with the timing of the election, a vice president choice will probably not be made until the primaries are over.
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