Gov. Pat McCrory as possible Donald Trump VP? Ann Coulter thinks so

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Conservative pundit Ann Coulter is suggesting a Trump-McCrory presidential ticket for the 2016 race.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory as a possible vice presidential running-mate for Republican Donald Trump in 2016? Well, Ann Coulter thinks so.

The conservative political commentator has been touting her VP choice for the mega-businessman turned presidential candidate after McCrory made headlines for signing a highly controversial immigration bill into law.

RELATED: Governor Pat McCrory signs immigration bill into law

Coulter continued her campaigning for the governor on Tuesday, referencing a 2013 national radio interview where McCrory lashed out against what he called the "educational elite."

In the podcast, McCrory expressed his concern about state tax dollars being used to help students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earn for a bachelor's degree in gender studies or take classes on the Swahili language.

"What are we teaching these courses for if they're not going to help get a job," he said in part. "If you want to take gender studies that's fine. Go to a private school, and take it. But I don't want to subsidize that if that's not going to get someone a job."

Coulter encouraged her Twitter followers to read the Huffington Post's article about the interview, saying - "You'll love him!"

Coulter has been a vocal Trump supporter, which some in North Carolina might appreciate. According to a recent poll released by the liberal-leaning polling agency Public Policy Polling (PPP), Trumo has his highest level of support yet in the state amongst Republican candidates.

RELATED: Poll finds Donald Trump at highest level of support in North Carolina yet

And a new CNN/ORC national poll released Wednesday morning mirrors Trumps' uptick in support with the GOP presidential front-runner picking up 39 percent support from potential Republican voters.

RELATED: Trump's support with GOP voters soars to 39% in new poll

The poll was conducted following the latest GOP debate this past Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Gov. McCrory is already in an election race of his own after formally announcing his bid for re-election earlier this month.

According to PPP, McCrory is neck and neck in the governor's race with Democratic N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper.

RELATED: Poll shows Cooper and McCrory still in dead heat

The race remains at the forefront of political discussion due to the declining popularity of incumbent McCrory. PPP shows McCrory's approval rating at a steady dip for the last 2 years, now at 38 percent. PPP says voters are receptive to the idea of replacing McCrory, even though 46 percent of voters have no opinion about Cooper one way or another.

It is unclear if McCrory has responded to Coulter's push for him as the number two spot on a potential 2016 Trump presidential ballot. Guess we'll have to wait and see who may trump Coulter's pick.