A lot of opinions have been floating around as to who will be Donald Trump VP or his running mate in this year’s US presidential election. Some of the potential VP’s have already shown their disinterest. A number have publicly expressed their feeling by explicitly stating they don’t want to be considered for the job. Marco Rubio and Kasich are among those who do not want to be Trump’s VP.
Even with these detractors, there are also some personalities who have expressed their desire to be Donald Trump VP. The former house speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is one of them and he is really interested in being Donald Trump’s vice president. He is so desperate to be Trump’s running mate that he cannot even hide his ambition, pointed Huffington Post.
Instead of dragging the topic any further here is a list of the top 5 possible men, who have shown immense interest in being Trump’s VP.
- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
Gingrich who is a political consultant, as well as, a politician, represented Georgia’s 6th Congressional district as a Republican from 1979 to 1999. He became the first Republican Speaker of the House in 40 years after the mid-term election in 1994. He was blamed for partial government shutdowns in 1995. Gingrich authored many books and he was accused of returning a $4.5 million book advance by House Ethics Committee, reported Bio.
Gingrich officially endorsed Trump last week but from the very beginning, he has always been the fiercest defender of Trump’s candidacy.
- Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions
The Republican senator was appointed US Attorney by President Reagan in 1981 for Alabama. He held the position for twelve years. He was elected to the US Senate in 1996. He was re-elected with a substantial majority in 2002, 2008 and 2014, stated Conservative Reviews.
Interestingly, Session admitted that to be Donald Trump VP will be an honour for him.
- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
Born in 1962 in New York, Christie is known for his combative style and for being popular among his party members. He was dropped out of the 2016 presidential race a bit early. He built a reputation of a capable and fair-minded prosecutor in the US Attorney’s office. He is a popular figure in New Jersey, stated Bio.
Trump in his interview with AP said that he had not ruled out Christie and Christie has shown a lot of interest in being Trump’s VP.
- Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown
Brown entered politics in 1992. He won a special election to the State Senate in March 2004. Browns opinion on LGBT has created controversy, stated Bio. Brown’s name was also mentioned in Trump’s possible VP list by many. But his stand is: “I’m not looking for anything.”
- Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry
Rick Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1984, as a Democrat. And in 1989, he switched to the Republican Party. He also ran for 2016 Republican nomination. His campaign failed and he dropped out in September, as per Bio’s report.
In regards to being Trump’s VP Perry said, “I will be open to any way I can help. I’m not going to say no.”