New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie met with Donald Trump's point man Saturday in the search for his running mate, The Washington Post reports.
Christie, who is on the short list to be Trump's vice presidential candidate, reportedly discussed with A.B Culvahouse Jr. the governor's record, including the Bridgegate scandal that has cast a pall over his administration, according to two people familiar with the process.
As Trump nears a decision on who he wants to choose as his running mate, Culvahouse's activities have been closely guarded.
Another source, a Trump ally, said the meeting was the last part of Christie's vetting, and that he and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are the favorites to be selected, the Post reports.
Others mentioned as possibilities for the position are former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn.
Christie is under new scrutiny over Bridgegate following the recent disclosure by National Public Radio
that a personal email account he used during the affair was never seen by investigators.
Some experts say this will diminish the chances that Christie will be chosen, because it will make it more difficult for Trump to focus criticism on presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's email scandal if his own running mate is involved in a controversial affair while in public office himself.
However, a source told the Post that Trump has a strong rapport with Christie, who also heads the candidate's presidential transition, and is closer to him than he is to Pence, which could work in his favor.
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