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Trump’s ‘veepstakes’ is off to the races as Biden’s freeze onstage at swanky fundraiser sparks concerns: US politics live updates

Welcome to DailyMail.com’s live blog on US politics, where Donald Trump’s vice presidential candidates are feeling the pressure.

Trump is widely expected to choose his running mate within a month, as the Republican National Convention opens in mid-July.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden appeared to freeze on stage after delivering remarks at a star-studded fundraiser in Los Angeles on Saturday night, before Obama grabbed his arm in a shocking moment.

Follow along for live coverage:

Exclusive: The straw poll shows JD Vance as the runaway leader, ahead of Rubio, Burgum and Scott

Trump’s choice is the subject of feverish speculation and the grassroots have had their say with a poll during the three-day gathering of activists.

When 1,986 people at the Detroit event were asked who they preferred over Vance, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Sens. Marco Rubio And Tim Scottsome 43 percent said they preferred a senator Ohio.

Scott was a distant second with 15.4 percent, Rubio came third with 7.7 percent and Burgum, who has been talked out by Trump especially in recent weeks, took seven percent.

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The poll was conducted by Big Data Poll for Turning Point Action, the grassroots movement founded by Charlie Kirk.

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