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    Trump Likely to Announce Choice for Running Mate Next Week

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    US presidential nominee fromthe Republican Party Donald Trump will announce the name of his ice presidential running mate next week, according to local media.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump is expected to name his vice presidential running mate next week, local media reported on Tuesday.

    A Trump advisor said the announcement will come next week, CNN reported.

    The news comes despite Trump’s claim several weeks ago that he would not name his running mate until the Republican National Convention, which is scheduled for July 18-21 in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Over the weekend, Trump met with two possible contenders: US Senator Joni Ernst and Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

    Other contenders who may be on the short list include former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and US Senator Tom Cotton.


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