Republicans Fighting To Be Trump’s V.P.

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Former President Donald Trump is attempting to win back the White House in 2024, but whoever he selects as his running mate in November’s race could be viewed as the de facto Republican presidential candidate in 2028. 

While normally there is an eight-year period between someone being selected to be the vice president and them being able to run for the White House, Trump selecting a candidate could immediately result in them being considered one of the favorites for the upcoming years. 

Alex Conant, who had been a part of Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) 2016 presidential campaign, argued that to an extent the person selected by Trump, especially if he wins could be considered to be the presumptive front-runner in the next election. This makes the selection process a much larger deal than normal. 

The vice presidential selection could also be viewed as the MAGA movement’s heir apparent, which so far appears to have completely overtaken the Republican party during the time of Trump’s reign. 

Trump’s allies and Republican strategists alike have argued that Trump is currently not focused on finding an heir apparent and that instead, he is looking for a loyal vice presidential candidate who would be able to assist him in winning back the White House in November against President Joe Biden. 

Conant pointed out that there are many younger Republicans who are hoping to be able to receive the role because they do not only view it as being the vice president, but also possibly positioning for 2028.

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