Trump road-tests potential vice presidential picks in Iowa

KEOKUK, Iowa — Former President Donald Trump dispatched a team of high-profile surrogates to secure votes for him in Iowa while also testing out their prospects as a 2024 running mate.

Trump’s vice presidential hopefuls are not only contending with likely caucusgoers, they are also contending with blizzard conditions before the primary’s opening contest on Monday.

Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) hosted Trump events last week on opposite sides of Iowa, the pair stoking speculation they are on his vice presidential short list should he become the Republican nominee. But similar stops for Gov. Sarah Sanders (R-AR) and Arizona Republican Senate candidate Kari Lake were scrapped this week as the state prepares for negative 15-degree temperatures on caucus night amid a once-in-a-decade snowstorm.

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