“CPAC Contenders: Trump’s Potential Running Mates Revealed”

The straw poll results were announced after Trump spoke to an enthusiastic crowd

The article featured on NDTV discusses potential running mates for Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election, as indicated by attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Kristi Noem, the governor of South Dakota, and Vivek Ramaswamy, an Ohio businessman, emerged as top contenders, tying with 15% support in a CPAC straw poll. Former Democratic US Representative Tulsi Gabbard followed with 9% support, trailed by US Senator Tim Scott and US Representative Elise Stefanik at 8% each, among others. Trump’s overwhelming support at CPAC was highlighted, along with his criteria for selecting a running mate: someone deemed capable of assuming the presidency if necessary and who can assist in attracting voters. The significance of speakers at the conference, including Noem, Ramaswamy, Stefanik, and Gabbard, is noted as an audition for the vice presidential role. A comparison to previous CPAC polls, where Trump dominated, is also provided.

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