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September 14, 2015; Washington, DC – The announcement of Jim Jatras’s availability for the 2016 Republican Vice Presidential spot has begun to attract attention. On September 12, ABC News posted a well-researched article “Who Donald Trump and Other 2016 Candidates Might Choose To Be Vice President,” by ace reporters Madison Jaros and Paola Chavez. Jatras makes No. 6 in the list of potential Veepsters, along with such heavy-hitters as Oprah Winfrey, Ben Carson, Carly Fiornia, and Hulk Hogan:
6. Jim Jatras
You may not have heard of Jim Jatras, a former Senate Republican staffer and former U.S. diplomat from Virginia, but he wants a spot on the presidential ticket too. He unexpectedly decided to tell the top 16 Republican candidates about his interest in the vice presidency on Wednesday, proclaiming on Twitter that “we need to feel like Americans again."
No one ever expresses an interest in being VP, so I figured "why not?" We need to feel like Americans again! http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/virginia-republican-announces-availability-for-2016-gop-vice-presidential-pick-300139890.html …
Jatras describes himself as “pro-life, pro-gun, pro-traditional marriage, pro-immigration control, anti-war, pro-privacy, pro-tax reform, anti-phony ‘free trade’ deals.” He is currently the editor of RepealFATCA.com, which campaigns against the Foreign Account Tax Compliant Act, passed in 2010.
Unlike most of those mentioned, Jatras has indicated his interest in the No. 2 slot on the ticket whoever gets the nomination (and not only if Donald Trump is the nominee) and is actually a Republican (several of those named are not). Moreover, some of those mentioned for the Veepstakes are running for President and have specifically denied any interest in the second spot.