When news broke that Utah Rep. Mia Love was choosing to skip the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, headlines made note that her name had recently been floated as Donald Trump’s running-mate on the GOP ticket.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 25, 2016
Mia Love announces she's skipping the GOP convention—hours after a frmr Trump aide floats her as possible veep pick. https://t.co/ZV8qRLMgXS
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) June 25, 2016
No thanks: Mia Love says she will skip GOP convention, hours after Trump aide mentions her as possible VP pick https://t.co/6yVuhzY1wg
— Patrick Chovanec (@prchovanec) June 26, 2016
The idea that Love was a possible VP pick is being dramatically overplayed. On Friday, former Trump aide Michael Caputo told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade that people “are looking at her,” as well as at Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton.
However, Caputo also mentioned that he hasn’t been in on any vice presidential conversations, and Love herself mentioned last week that she hadn’t been contacted and has no interest in the position in any case.
Mia Love: "I haven't had any contact with the Trump campaign and am not interested in being VP." https://t.co/qePJN6oBAZ
— Garrett Ventry (@GarrettVentry) June 18, 2016
The idea that Mia Love would accept a VP offer from Trump is beyond hilarious.
— Demetrius Minor (@dminor85) June 24, 2016
The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday that Love intends to focus on her re-election bid in Utah and will give up her delegate slot in part to travel with Rep. Jason Chaffetz to Israel to study methods of fighting terrorism.
This is pretty clear pic.twitter.com/VOMCGEdUff
— Josh Satterfield (@josh_satt) June 25, 2016
At a campaign rally in Tampa, Fla., Trump asked the crowd to suggest their own picks for VP, with Newt Gingrich, Sen. Jeff Sessions, and crowd favorite Condoleezza Rice getting special shout-outs, although Rice indicated afterward that she’ll pass.
Gingrich seems to be one of the select few for whom the interest is mutual. Isn’t there anyone who wants to be Trump’s vice president? Anyone?
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