GOP Veepstakes Begin: Candidates Start Building Lists and Vetting Prospects

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From Robert Costa and Philip Rucker writing at The Washington Post:

As the Republican presidential race heads toward a possible contested convention, the three remaining candidates have begun considering vice-presidential picks — with a much different set of calculations from a normal political year.

Separate but simultaneous vetting processes are underway. Advisers to Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich said they are developing a list of prospects and researching their backgrounds. They are leaving open the possibility of announcing running mates as early as June, when primary voting concludes, or waiting until July at the Republican National Convention.

Front-runner Donald Trump said he is giving the choice of a running mate serious thought, but his campaign is holding off on vetting candidates until the nomination battle is over. “I would not choose a vice president unless I know I have won,” Trump said in a recent interview.

Read the rest of the story at The Washington Post.