With both primaries practically over, and the election coming down to Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton, each are looking for the Vice Presidential candidate that can boost their image.
Ben Carson had previously leaked a list that included the names of John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Chris Christie. Despite that, there was still much talk that the eventual Republican VP nominee would actually be Newt Gingrich.
Wednesday morning, Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski added to that list, as DownTrend reported:
By specifically citing “federal elective experience,” Lewandowski seems to be hinting Trump will not choose someone that only has been elected governor. That would exclude possibilities like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.
That statement, however, seems to boost the chances of contenders like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (a former congressman), Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (a former congressman), Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker and Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst.
“Here’s what the decision comes down to and it’s very simple,” Lewandowski said. “Mr. Trump is going to pick the person who is best to partner with him to get his legislative agenda through Congress.”
That agenda, he said, is “tax cuts for the middle class, reducing our debt…creating a better economy.
If we look at those placing bets on who the VP nominee with be, Newt is still the favorite:
Newt has said that he would accept the VP nomination if his wife allowed for it – and I’m placing my money on him, too.