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Corker bows out of Trump VP race

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>> Yeah, this is unbelievable, isn't it?>> One of the top contenders to be Donald Trump's running mate, bowing out Wednesday, Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker, confirming to the Washington Post that he had taken his name off the short list. A setback for Trump as he goes out of his way this week to show that he's vetting establishment figures like Corker for the number two spot as he struggles to unify the party.
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Corker making the announcement after spending the day with Trump in New York Tuesday and on his plane, even sharing a stage at a night rally in North Carolina where Trump drew fire for praising the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.>> He was a bad guy, really bad guy.
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But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists, he did that so good.>> Corker saying he had already decided against running with Trump at that point. Corker praising Trump, but saying he was not suited to play the VP candidate's customary attack dog role in the campaign.
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>> I view myself as much better suited for other kinds of service.>> Three GOP mainstays getting tryouts this week on the trail with Trump. The New York billionaire meeting Indiana governor Mike Pants over the weekend and sharing a rally with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Wednesday night in Ohio.
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Trump out with better news on the money front Wednesday. His campaign announcing it had raised $51 million in June, up from only $5 million in May, but still short of the $68 million raised in June by Hillary Clinton.