Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is among those Donald Trump is considering as his running mate, CNN reports
A senior Trump adviser confirmed that Ernst is being considered, the network reported Sunday. Other candidates known to be on the short list of vice presidential choices are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
On Monday, Trump posted a message on Twitter that he would be meeting her in New Jersey.
Ernst, a freshman Republican senator, tea party activist and retired Army officer, did not immediately respond to requests for comment, but The Des Moines Register
recently reported that Ernst said she had not been contacted by Trump’s campaign and did not expect to be.
There has been speculation that Trump will announce his choice of vice president at the Republican National Convention, which starts on July 18 in Cleveland, although other reports said the decision will come beforehand as a way to build up excitement.
Trump is reportedly looking for someone with political experience, which Trump does not have and which he sees as key to trying to push legislation through Congress.
Trump also revealed Monday that he met with another vice presidential possibility, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, over the weekend.
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