Carson: Palin on list of potential Trump running mates
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Ben Carson says in a new interview that former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is being considered as presumptive presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats, activists blast reported Trump DOJ effort to get journalists' phone records Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report MORE’s running mate, along with a host of the real estate mogul’s former challengers.


Carson told The Washington Post that Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioDemocrats cool on Crist's latest bid for Florida governor Tim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls The unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her  MORE (Fla.), Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCheney drama exposes GOP's Trump rifts Pollster Frank Luntz: 'I would bet on' Trump being 2024 GOP nominee Tim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls MORE (Texas), Sarah Palin and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “are all people on our list.”

Palin, however, last Sunday said she likely wouldn't consider being Trump’s running mate.

"Well, I want to help and not hurt, and I am such a realist that I realize there are a whole lot of people out there who would say 'anybody but Palin,' " the former Alaska governor said on CNN's "State of the Union."

"I don't want to be a burden on the ticket, and I realize in many eyes, I would be a burden," she said. "I just want the guy to win, and I don't know if I would be the person to help him win."

The Daily Beast reported last week that Carson, a former Republican White House hopeful, had stepped away from a selection committee tasked with finding Trump’s running mate.

“What Trump wanted from Carson were names of who he would recommend for a potential candidate,” Armstrong Williams, Carson’s business manager, told the news outlet. "He was among several other people making recommendations.”

Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is now reportedly heading up the search for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's running mate.