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2016 Veepstakes: Who will be the #2 on the party tickets?

With the presidential nominees all but officially decided, speculation has already started about who will be the second name on the tickets in November. Donald Trump has said he wants a VP with government experience, with speculation centering around Rick Scott, Newt Gingrich, Mary Fallin and others. The Atlantic’s Molly Ball says trump is seeking to normalize his candidacy to make it palatable for the Republican establishment. On the Democratic side, speculation centers around swing state Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Tim Kaine of Virginia. But in a Clinton White House, former President Bill Clinton is likely to be the big adviser.

Plus, Molly Ball shares on-the-ground stories from Indiana, where she says Ted Cruz, who dropped out of the race this week, was only attracting voters who already agreed with him and was unable to expand his base. And Donald Trump funded much of his primary campaign with his own money, but TIME’s Michael Scherer says he’ll have to reevaluate that for his general election campaign because his likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has been fundraising for months. Most of Trump’s multi-billion dollar assets are in buildings and not cash that can be used to fund a campaign. Meanwhile, some Republicans are trying to draft 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney into running an independent campaign for president, and President Obama’s foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes is talking about the White House effort to sell the Iran nuclear deal.