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July 22, 2017

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Ensign to McCain: Take a risk on Veep choice

Sen. John Ensign voiced his opinion about whom Sen. John McCain should select as his running mate to the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

"I think it's a year for Republicans not to play safe, personally. In other words, don't take a conventional choice. Take a risk," Ensign said. "Somebody who can broaden the base of the party. It'd be nice to find a woman, or somebody who wasn't a white male. And who was really, really competent."

In Republican politics, choosing a woman and/or nonwhite male is a little risky, according to Ensign.

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