Former President Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign has narrowed the shortlist of would-be running mates down to five, according to a new report.
At the top of the list: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.
But she’s not a lock. Greene is joined on Trump’s vice presidential shortlist by Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, I-Hawaii.
Gabbard made headlines in the fall when she suddenly quit the Democratic Party. Since then, she has substituted for Fox News’ Tucker Carlson a number of times — a move that may have earned her a lot of admiration inside Mar-a-Lago.
Gabbard, Stefanik, and Greene aren’t alone. The VP shortlist is rounded out by South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and Arizona’s failed Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, although those two are considered long shots.
Everyone on the list has one obvious thing in common: They’re all women.
That’s on purpose, insiders say.
“You have to think about how you win suburban women and how you win battleground districts,” a GOP operative reportedly told The Daily Beast.
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Of the shortlist, Greene is currently considered the favorite among insiders. She has “been characterized as Trump in heels” by Trump loyalists, and the two reportedly talk “all the time.”
Greene and Trump most recently worked closely together to whip up votes for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s election.
Take a look —
It was the perfect phone call. pic.twitter.com/aRpf5pefoU
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) January 7, 2023
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