With less than a month to go before the Republican National Convention, new reports are coming in claiming that Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is Donald Trump’s top choice for a running mate.
Newsmax reported that sources close to Trump have confirmed Sessions is his top choice.
“The square Sessions seems to fit many square holes for Trump: he’s conservative and nails down the party’s right flank, he endorsed Trump early and has been extremely loyal, he has Washington legislative experience — a key requirement — and importantly, he can be totally trusted never to criticize Trump no matter what he might say in the coming months,” wrote Newsmax’s Joseph Gizzi, according to Western Journalism.
“The selection will reassure conservatives,” said G. Terry Madonna, a Franklin & Marshall College professor and a top pollster in the swing state of Pennsylvania. “Sessions is one of the more conservative senators — that should be reassuring to economic conservatives and the religious right.”
Session has an impressive 80 percent score on the Heritage Action scorecard, way above the Republican average of 58 percent. He also has a 94 percent score in the lifetime rating for the American Conservative Union (the sponsor of CPAC).
Trump is reportedly also considering former House Speaker Newt Gingich, former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and former Defense Intelligence Agency Director Michael Flynn to be his Vice President.
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