Before any presidential race, one of the most newsworthy events is the selection of a candidate's running mate, and that might have never been more true than it is now with former President Donald Trump.
Since announcing his intention to run for a second, non-consecutive term in the White House, observers have noticed that one of his potential running mates "practically lives" at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
According to a People report, former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has apparently logged a significant amount of time at the former president's estate.
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It's no wonder speculation has intensified regarding Lake's possible ascension to a 2024 ticket alongside Trump as his vice president, as many have noted that Trump is likely to select a female for his veep pick.
Politico noted in a previous report:
Those familiar with Trump’s thinking say his prospective vice president selection would likely draw from three general lanes of candidates: women, conservatives of color or a trusted adviser — or a “consigliere,” as one adviser described it.
"Kari Lake is there all the time," an unnamed source told People. "There’s a suite there that she practically lives in."
Lake's camp, for that matter, denied rumors that Trump is favoring Lake for his 2024 running mate, the People report noted.
"Kari Lake often speaks at events all over the country in support of America First candidates and organizations; and when she does have the honor of being invited to speak at the beautiful Mar-a-Lago, she overnights at Hilton properties in Palm Beach with her loving husband of 25 years," a spokesperson said.
Observers notice potential Trump running mate now ‘Practically Living’ at Mar-a-Lago
“Kari Lake is there all the time”
“four Republican women could be high on Trump’s shortlist: S.D. Gov. Kristi Noem, N.Y. Rep. Elise Stefanik, Ar. Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Lake.”
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The Washington Examiner previously reported that Trump's "shortlist" included Lake and three other women, including, Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD), Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R-AR).
In addition to the women on the shortlist, many others have been suggested as possible Trump running mates for the 2024 election, emphasizing a possible selection of a Black conservative.
The Examiner noted, "Two current advisers suggested that Trump forgo picking a woman and instead pick a black lawmaker, such as Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) or former Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones."
Only time will tell who Trump selects for his 2024 ticket, but knowing Trump, it'll be revealed in grand fashion.