Here are Trump VP candidates who reportedly received vetting papers for the job

Donald Trump reportedly recently sent vetting documents to potential running mates — and the shortlist should come as no surprise.

Multiple news sources reported Wednesday that Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) plus representatives. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) Elise Stefanik (RN.Y .) received the forms, as did North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum (R) and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson.

NBC News wrote that the process is “heavily focused on four top prospects”: Burgum, Rubio, Scott and Vance.

Notably, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R), Arizona U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) were not mentioned as potential candidates in several prominent reports, all of which cited sources who were familiar with Trump’s campaign.

But the process is moving smoothly, an insider told the Associated Press.

The former president, who was recently convicted of concealing hush money payments to a porn star before the 2016 election, previously said there was a “good chance” he would announce his vice presidential pick around the Republican National Convention in July. noted Politico.

He and President Joe Biden will debate on June 27.

“Anyone who claims to know who or when President Trump will choose his vice president is lying, unless the person’s name is Donald J. Trump,” Trump campaign spokesman Brian Hughes said in a statement to the media on Wednesday.

Rubio, for example, told ABC News that he had not spoken to Trump’s campaign about the vice presidency.

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