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Ernst, a Running-mate Prospect, Meets Trump

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Monday, 04 Jul 2016 05:37 PM

If Donald Trump and Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst discussed making her his running mate in a weekend meeting, mum's the word.

The senator released a statement afterward saying they had a good talk and discussed concerns she's hearing from Iowans about the direction of the country as she tours her state. Neither Ernst nor Trump mentioned his vice presidential search publicly.

Ernst says in her statement: "Iowans are frustrated by the current direction of our country — and we simply cannot afford to continue these failed policies under Hillary Clinton."

Trump tweeted before the meeting that Ernst has done a great job as a senator.

The presumptive Republican nominee also spent time over the weekend with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. He's considered another running-mate prospect.

CNN reported that Ernst, who joined the Senate in 2015, is on the businessman's list for the No. 2 spot. But, a source noted to CNN, it's unclear if she is interested in the job "as opposed to others who have said, 'Thanks, let's play ball.' "

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