Trump to Choose VP
Trump is going to making his VP announcement in the next few days. There does appear to be a short list of candidates, Ivanka Trump, Chris Christie the others Pence and Gingrich are being talked of but there is no history between them and Trump, Trump will defiantly pick a trusted and familiar VP.
Ivanka Trump is currently Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at the Trump Organization.
In 2015, Ivanka Trump publicly endorsed her father’s presidential campaign. Trump has been involved with her father’s campaign by making public appearances in support of him and has defended him. However, she admitted mixed feelings about his presidential ambitions, saying, “As a citizen, I love what he’s doing. As a daughter, it’s obviously more complicated.” In August, Trump’s father stated that she was his leading advisor on “women’s health and women” and said it was she who propelled him to elaborate on his views of women. In January 2016, Trump was featured in a radio ad which aired in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire, Trump in the advertisement praising her father.She appeared by his side following the results of early voting states, in particular briefly speaking in South Carolina after being invited by her father to speak, thanking the state in doing so. She was not able to vote for her father in the New York primary because she missed the voter registration deadline. Independents are not allowed to vote as Independents in the primary, she would have had to register as a Republican by October 2015.
On May 9, 2016, Trump named Christie to head up a transition team in the event of a Trump presidency. He soon emerged as a major power with the Trump campaign.
Born in Newark in 1962, Christie volunteered for the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Thomas Kean when he was fifteen years old. A 1984 graduate of the University of Delaware, Christie earned a J.D. at Seton Hall University School of Law. Christie joined a Cranford, New Jersey, law firm in 1987, became a partner in 1993, and continued practicing until 2002. He was elected county freeholder Morris County, serving from 1995 to 1998. By 2002, Christie had campaigned for Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush; the latter appointed him as United States Attorney for New Jersey, a position he held from 2002 to 2008.
In January 2009, Christie declared his candidacy for Governor of New Jersey. He won the Republican primary, and defeated incumbent Governor Jon Corzine in the election that November. In 2013, he won re-election as governor, defeating Democrat Barbara Buono, and was sworn in to a second term on January 21, 2014. On November 21, 2013, Christie was elected Chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
Christie was seen as a potential candidate in the 2012 presidential election, and though not running, he was the keynote speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
On June 30, 2015, Christie announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election. He suspended his candidacy on February 10, 2016, and later endorsed Donald Trump for president. In May 2016, Trump named Christie to head the transition team preparing for a potential Trump administration.
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