Headline RoundupJune 7th, 2024

Who is on Trump's VP Shortlist?

Summary from the AllSides News Team

At least eight people reportedly received vetting materials from the Trump campaign amid its search for his vice presidential candidate. Who are they?

The Contenders: Sen. J.D. Vance (OH), North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, Sen. Marco Rubio (FL), Sen. Tim Scott (SC), Ben Carson, former HUD Secretary, Rep. Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), Rep. Byron Donalds (Fla.), and Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.) all received the materials. The list may reportedly grow.

Notable No-Shows: Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard were rumored to be in the running but weren't among those whom the campaign reportedly contacted.

How the Media Covered It: Some sources framed Vance as the frontrunner, citing his outspoken support for Trump. Newsweek (Center bias) noted poll data suggesting Scott is the favorite. Both Fox News (Right) and the Washington Post (Lean Left) said Trump is honing in on Rubio, Vance, and Burgum.

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