Lately, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been focusing on his potential vice presidential picks and it seems that he has decided upon two potential running mates: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Ginrich.
If Christie isn’t a surprise, his formal primaries rival being one of the first important figures to endorse Donald Trump after suspending his presidential campaign, Gingrich is a 2012 presidential candidate and House speaker, from 1995 to 1999.
The final name will be revealed at RNC
The businessman is expected to announce his pick in July, at the Republican National Convention. No matter whom he choices, both candidates are just what he’s looking for, boasting political experience and being able to help him advance his legislative agenda through Congress, says CNN Politics.
“I think that’s good for a number of reasons. No. 1, if you win, which hopefully we will. I want help with — you know, I want a hand with legislation, getting things through. And if you bring a business person — we don’t need another business person,” Trump said.
Both Gingrich and Christie received vetting paperwork in the last 24 hours, being some of the few republicans who supported Donald Trump, despite the skepticism from many GOP leaders.
“I’m certainly looking at him and I always will. Whether it’s for that or something else,” Trump said about Chris Christie, in an interview with conservative radio host Howie Carr.
Is Christie the best solution?
Multiple sources claim that the New Jersey Governor has the biggest chances of being elected as Trump’s vice-president. Over the past months, Chris Christie had an important role in Trump’s campaign, being part strategist, part sounding board, part friend and, why not, a calming voice of reason, as CNN Politics points out.
“It’s fascinating that I’m now the person that can speak my mind without offending anyone,” Christie told reporters earlier this month.