zeroes in on 'unxpected' pick of Afghanistan veteran as 2024 running mate trends now

Trump zeroes in on 'unxpected' pick of Afghanistan veteran as 2024 running mate trends now

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Yet another Republican U.S. senator has caught former President Donald Trump's eye as he searches for a ticketmate to replace former Vice President Mike Pence

The New York Times reported Friday that Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton has jumped to the top of Trump's list. 

The 47-year-old Arkansas Republican was elected to the Senate in 2014 after serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. 

The pick of Cotton would be unexpected because it would be bland. 

Cotton joins other veepstakes contenders from the upper chamber including Sens. Marco Rubio, Tim Scott and J.D. Vance

Former President Donald Trump (right) is considering picking Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (left) to be his running mate - a choice that would be safe and not rock the boat. Cotton is a 47-year-old Army veteran. The two were pictured together at the White House in August 2017

Former President Donald Trump (right) is considering picking Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (left) to be his running mate - a choice that would be safe and not rock the boat. Cotton is a 47-year-old Army veteran. The two were pictured together at the White House in August 2017 

Former President Donald Trump throws a pen during his Thursday night rally in the Bronx. During an interview after the rally he refused to name his top three VP picks - which reportedly now includes Cotton

Former President Donald Trump throws a pen during his Thursday night rally in the Bronx. During an interview after the rally he refused to name his top three VP picks - which reportedly now includes Cotton 

The presumptive Republican nominee is also considering North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, who he brought to

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