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CHQ 2016 GOP Vice Presidential Straw Poll Top Choices

The choice Donald Trump makes for Vice President will make – or break – the deal he needs to conclude with conservatives to cement a winning populist – conservative coalition.

However, beyond saying he "wants a vice president who knows Washington, is able to deal with the Congress and could be viewed as somebody who could be president" Trump has given little indication who he might select as his running mate. What conservative do you think best fits the job description given for Vice President on a Trump ticket? CHQ readers have narrowed the field, now you decide?

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Viguerie: It's Trump or 'we lose our country'

Greg Corombos, WND.com

“Donald Trump was not my first, second, third, fourth, fifth choice, but’s he’s now the only option that we have,” Viguerie said. “Yes, he’s going to make some wrong decisions. He’s going to appoint some people we’re unhappy with. But he’s not going to be wrong 100 percent of the time.”

Trump's Victory Speech Should Give the Democrats Reason to Worry

John Judis, Talking Points Memo

It was a speech that portrayed the candidate as someone who, above all, wanted to make sure Americans were safe, employed and prosperous. That’s the kind of appeal that could win some votes.

Joe the Plumber: Trump will grab Bernie voters, bury Clinton

Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner

"They associate words with Donald Trump like winner, businessmen, successful, speaking his mind ... So I think Trump needs to keep being Trump, talk about how business is going to actually come around and bring jobs back. So I really think he is going to appeal to them."

Huffington Post Editorial Calls For Attacks On Trump Supporters And GOP

streiff, RedState

The writer is a guy name Jesse Bern. Charitably put, guys like Bern are uniquely unsuited to surviving in an environment where random violence it the way of life, but they are extremely adept at encouraging others to do it.

Part 4: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
An examination of the pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses of the most obvious conservative prospects for Vice President left me wondering if there isn’t someone else – a true dark horse – whom Donald Trump ought to consider as part of his short list of prospective nominees for Vice President.

RINO Renee Ellmers is first GOP incumbent knocked off in primary

Elena Schneider, Politico

Ellmers, who was the first congresswoman to endorse Trump, rode the tea party wave into Congress in 2010. But she angered conservatives for a series of votes, including ones in support of the omnibus budget, the farm bill and the Export-Import Bank.

Will Trump's Signal-to-Noise Problem Sink Him and Us?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

I wrote long ago the presidency was Trump's to lose. I meant it then and I mean it now—only Trump can bring down Trump. Unfortunately, he's doing it. His signal-to-noise problem is getting the better of him. He doesn't know where to pick a fight, so he's doing it everywhere.

Part 3: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
When we review the GOP VP prospects from the middle of the poll field Jim Jordan certainly stands out as a consistent conservative who lends credibility with movement conservatives to the Trump coalition, as one who adds to Trump’s brand in the must win state of Ohio and who has the legislative experience necessary to help Trump sell his program on Capitol Hill.

Part 2: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last week I asked CHQ readers if there was a conservative dark horse on Donald Trump’s VP short list, and I suggested eleven names of solid conservatives who seemed to fill Trump’s criteria -- so now it’s time to take a look at the list.

Viguerie: Silence of GOP Leaders Fueling Support for Trump

Greg Richter, Newsmax

"What's happening at the grassroots, what's driving a lot of this support for Trump … is the silence of Republican leaders," Viguerie said Monday on "Newsmax Prime." "They just are intimidated by the national media. And when [President Barack] Obama or the Democrats shred the Constitution, they're silent."

Schooling Trump and entrepreneurs in nanny state lessons

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

The nanny state discourages entrepreneurship in so many ways, and while licensing laws are certainly useful for certain professions, the nanny state has taken to requiring licenses for average businesses and imposing other regulatory burdens that interfere with success.  It is no wonder that small business owners fed up with the nanny state are flocking to Trump.

Trump Sins Against the Liberal Catechism

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

All of us are products of our family, faith, race and ethnic group. And the suggestion in these attacks on Trump that judges and justices always rise about such irrelevant considerations, and decide solely on the merits, is naive nonsense.

Trump just wants judge to treat him fairly in Trump U case

Rebecca Savransky, The Hill

Donald Trump said Monday it doesn't matter if the California judge overseeing lawsuits against Trump University is Mexican. "All I want him to do is give me a fair shake."

The strange case of Trump's judge dread

The Editors, Washington Examiner

It is often said that one should dress for the job one wants, not for the job one already has. Trump needs to dress himself in the dignity of a president if he wants voters to see him that way.

Donald Trump’s crusade sets back struggle for a fair judiciary

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

The whole disgusting imbroglio reveals, once again, the secret to Mr. Trump's political success in the present cesspool of Washington politics. No matter how outrageous, how nasty, how disqualifying Mr. Trump's words and deeds can be at times, nothing he can offer up comes anywhere close to the festering, rotten carnage left in the wake of dishonest professional politicians over the last few decades.

Trump hires new national political director

Cyra Master, The Hill

Donald Trump has hired Jim Murphy as the campaign’s new national political director. Murphy is the head of JLM Consulting and was an adviser to Bob Dole’s presidential campaigns in 1988 and 1996; he also managed floor operations at three GOP conventions. The move comes about a week after presumptive GOP nominee fired Rick Wiley.