- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 15, 2016

With the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees all but decided, attention turned Sunday to the possible contenders for vice president.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he and his wife, Calista, “could be lured into a new path” if presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump were to ask him to join the ticket.

“If he can convince Calista and me that it’s doable and it’s serious and that we would in fact contribute, I think we’d be very hard pressed not to say yes,” Mr. Gingrich said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Meanwhile, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat, demurred when asked if he would consider joining the Democratic ticket by front-runner Hillary Clinton, saying he’s happy with his current position.

“I will put real effort into helping to elect Hillary Clinton,” the Ohio Democrat said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “As I said, I love this job, and I’m just not going to give you a different answer.”

Mr. Brown is seen as a strong choice for the Democrats given his progressive credentials and popularity in must-win Ohio.

On the Republican side, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took herself out of the running last week, telling CNN, “I am such a realist that I realize there are a whole lot of people out there who would say ‘anybody but Palin.’”

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