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Trump Begins Formal Vetting for Vice Presidential Candidates



Former President Donald Trump has officially commenced the vetting process for selecting a running mate for the 2024 election. The Trump campaign has focused its attention on a small group of candidates, requesting formal vetting paperwork from several key figures within the Republican Party.

Among those being seriously considered are:

  • Doug Burgum – Governor of North Dakota
  • Marco Rubio – Senator from Florida
  • Tim Scott – Senator from South Carolina
  • J.D. Vance – Senator from Ohio

These candidates have been the subject of internal discussions and are currently undergoing a detailed vetting process, which includes financial and background checks. According to sources familiar with the situation, the Trump campaign has emphasized that the final decision rests solely with Trump himself, and the shortlist could still see changes as the vetting continues​ (Election Wire)​​ (NY1)​.

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Additionally, information has been requested from other potential candidates, including:

  • Elise Stefanik – Representative from New York
  • Byron Donalds – Representative from Florida
  • Ben Carson – Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Governor Burgum and Senator Vance have shown significant commitment to the former president, notably attending Trump’s “hush-money” trial in Manhattan, which has further cemented their positions as frontrunners​ (theweek)​.

Despite the ongoing speculation and narrowed focus, the campaign has clarified that no final decisions have been made, and Trump plans to make his announcement closer to the Republican National Convention in July​ (Peoplemag)​​ (NY1)​.

Stay tuned for more updates as the 2024 election season progresses.