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The VP hopeful who was Trump before Trump

Burgess Everett, Politico

As his rivals for vice president twist themselves to fit Donald Trump’s ideological profile, Jeff Sessions has stood pat: The Alabama senator was a leader of the Trump brigade before the business mogul even announced his presidential run.

Conservative opposition forces Corker out of Trump Veepstakes

As soon as conservatives such as Richard Viguerie started speaking out against Tennessee Senator Bob Corker’s potential candidacy, the establishment ran in the other direction. Corker’s exit is great news for Trump and improves his prospects of uniting and exciting conservatives going into the Republican National Convention.

Choosing Bob Corker as VP Would Crash Trump’s Campaign

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

If there’s one thing worse than ignoring the conservative agenda, it is claiming to support it and then betraying it, and in that regard Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee stands alone in infamy among those suggested as a potential running mate for Donald Trump. I urge all of my conservative friends to let Donald Trump know that we conservatives believe choosing Bob Corker as his running mate would crash Trump’s campaign and that it is time to just say NO to Bob Corker for Vice President.

My Conservative Dark Horse GOP VP Nominee: Rick Santorum

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Rick Santorum would, as no other candidate except Ted Cruz, help Trump complete the circle necessary to build a winning populist – conservative coalition by bringing culturally conservative pro-lifers into the fold. He knows Washington and Capitol Hill and certainly after his strong run in 2012 and his leadership in the Senate “could be viewed as somebody who could be president."

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.

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.

Does Trump’s VP Short List Include A Conservative Dark Horse?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
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. What Trump has said is indicative of his background as a CEO in this new age of creative disruption; 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." In other words, a working VP who, with a Republican majority in Congress, bridges the full spectrum of right-of-center Washington.