By David Hylton
With the Republican National Convention only a little more than two weeks away, a handful of names are rising to the top of Donald Trump's vice presidential nominee list.
CNN reports that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are among the finalists.
Sources say that Christie has received the official paperwork for the vetting process and that Gingrich is being "seriously considered."
Christie, who dropped out of the presidential race in February, quickly endorsed Trump and has been on many campaign stops in the past four months with the presumptive nominee.
Gingrich served in the House from 1979 and 1999, including serving as House speaker for four years until resigning after Republicans lost five seats in the House in the November 1998 election.
The Washington Post reports that a half dozen other candidates are being considered -- including Sens. Jeff Sessions (Ala.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.) -- "although the extent to which they are being vetted is unclear."
The Republican National Convention gets underway in Cleveland on July 18.