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NY Post: Trump campaign sends vetting paperwork to possible 2024 VPs — here are the notable names

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Trump campaign sends vetting paperwork to possible 2024 VPs — here are the notable names  

The Trump VP sweepstakes are getting to serious business.  The story reports:

“The Donald Trump campaign has begun vetting vice presidential contenders for the former president — and several notable names are on his short list, The Post has learned.

Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), JD Vance (R-Ohio) and Tim Scott (R-SC) have all recently exchanged varying degrees of vetting documents with Trump’s campaign, a source familiar told The Post Wednesday.

Reps. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY), North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and former Trump administration Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson have done the same, the source said.   

The vetting process has been in the works for the past month, the person added. 

The Associated Press first reported that the paperwork process for potential running mates had commenced.  

A Trump campaign official told The Post that the 77-year-old former president has not settled on whom he’ll tap to be on the ticket with him in November — or when he’ll make that decision. 

“Anyone claiming to know who or when President Trump will choose his VP is lying, unless the person is named Donald J. Trump,” campaign spokesman Brian Hughes said in a statement.  

In May, Trump indicated in an interview with News12 that his final decision on a running mate would come “probably not too much before” the start of the Republican National Convention, where he will be formally named the GOP nominee. 

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The convention runs from July 15 to 18, and traditionally nominees for vice president are confirmed on the penultimate night of the event.  

“We have so many,” Trump told the outlet when asked to identify his top three choices. ”I don’t want to do that, we have so many.”

“We have many people who would do a fantastic job,” he added.”

A strong bench it is. Those who don’t get picked may have 2028 on their calendar.