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Former Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley was rumored to be on Donald Trump’s running mate shortlist, but Trump clarified on Truth Social that she is not being considered for the VP slot. Despite Haley’s wealthy donor base and ability to win over Trump-skeptical Republican voters, the bitter fight between Trump and Haley during the Republican primary ruled out her chances. Trump has been considering other potential running mates, including House Rep. Elise Stefanik, Sen. Tim Scott, Sen. Marco Rubio, and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum.

Haley suspended her presidential campaign in March but is still receiving votes, including almost 22% in Indiana’s primary. Trump has not officially chosen a running mate yet, though high-dollar donors have been pushing for their own recommendations. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was also thought to be a VP frontrunner, but backlash over her new memoir has weakened her chances. Despite the speculation and attention surrounding Trump’s veepstakes, the former president has not made a final decision on his running mate.

The potential benefits of having Haley as a running mate include her wealthy donor base that could help Trump overcome fundraising problems, as well as her ability to attract Republican voters who may be skeptical of Trump. However, Trump’s negative comments about Haley during the primary have likely eliminated her chances of being chosen as his VP. Trump’s veepstakes have become a topic of interest, with various names being mentioned as potential running mates, but no final decision has been made yet.

The rumors about Haley being considered for Trump’s running mate were fueled by anonymous sources cited in a report by Axios. Trump’s campaign had been actively discussing the possibility of Haley as his VP, but he ultimately ruled her out as a candidate. Speculation about other potential running mates, such as House Rep. Elise Stefanik, Sen. Tim Scott, Sen. Marco Rubio, and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, continues to swirl as Trump continues to delay making a final decision.

Despite Haley having suspended her presidential campaign in March, she continues to receive support and votes in primaries. However, her chances of being chosen as Trump’s running mate have been dismissed due to the acrimonious relationship between the two during the Republican primary. Trump’s veepstakes have garnered attention from high-dollar donors and others looking to influence his decision, but he has yet to announce his official running mate. Overall, the speculation surrounding Trump’s vice presidential selection process continues while other potential candidates remain in consideration.

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