zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/05/2016 12:51
The race for The White House appears to have taken a backseat for a news cycle as the Republican “veepstakes” gets underway. Donald Trump said this morning that he would prefer a running mate with government experience to “help with pushing legislation through,” adding that he puts a 40% chance that a former rival in the Republican race would get the nod.
As The Hill reports, picking a VP could be a difficult undertaking, as some potential candidates might be hesitant to hitch their political future to a polarizing figure like Trump, but there will be plenty willing to roll the dice and join his historic outsider campaign…
Based on discussions with strategists and political insiders, here are the top 10 early contenders to be Trump’s running mate:
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez
Landing the popular and telegenic governor of New Mexico would be a coup for Trump.
Martinez is the first female governor of New Mexico and the first Hispanic to lead the Republican Governors Association.
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