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Donald Trump says he's narrowed VP shortlist

Posted at 5:24 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 17:24:45-04

NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump says he's narrowed his list of potential running mates to "five or six people," all with deep political resumes.

In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said he has not ruled out New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- a former rival who has embraced the billionaire's campaign with gusto.

Trump says said he's prioritizing political experience, because he wants a vice president to help him "with legislation, getting things through" Washington if he wins the White House.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer are among the Republicans who have suggested they would be open to joining Trump on the GOP ticket.

Others have ruled out being considered, including Trump's former primary rival, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.