Condoleezza Rice 'not interested' in being Donald Trump's running mate

Condoleezza Rice 'Not Interested' in Being Donald Trump's Running Mate

It looks like former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has no interest in being Donald Trump's potential vice president.

While Rice herself hasn't publicly rejected the potential position, her chief of staff told Yahoo:

Dr. Rice has repeatedly said in past cycles as well as this one, she's not interested in being vice president. She's happy at Stanford and plans to stay.

Rice currently works as a political science professor at Stanford University. She left public office in 2009 but has been featured in several campaigns' talks about potential running mates since.

A Fox News poll in 2012 found Rice received the most support among Republicans to be Mitt Romney's running mate. But Rep. Paul Ryan, the current speaker of the House, was ultimately chosen for Romney's ticket.

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FRANCE - AUGUST 13: Nicolas Sarkozy receives Condoleeza Rice at the Fort de Bregancon residence for a meeting about the Russia-Georgia conflict In Bormes Les Mimosas, France On August 13, 2008-France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (Left) speaks with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, before the start of a meeting about the Russia-Georgia conflict at the Fort de Bregancon residence in Bormes-les Mimosas on the French Riviera , August 14, 2008. (Photo by Pool Interagences/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 25: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice testifies before the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee on October 25, 2007 in Washington, D.C. Rice faced a tough line of questioning from committee members about corruption in the new government of Iraq under the leadership of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Madrid, SPAIN: US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice takes part in a joint press conference with Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos in Madrid, 01 June 2007. Rice arrived for a visit aimed at easing strains sparked by Madrid's decision to engage the Cuban government and pull its troops out of Iraq. Rice will become the first cabinet member of President George W. Bush's administration to visit Madrid since Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero came to power in March 2004. AFP PHOTO/BRU GARCIA (Photo credit should read BRU GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)
080291.MN.0408.condi. Hart Senate office bldg., Washington, D.C. 4/8/04. National Security Advisor, Condoleeza Rice gives testimony before the 9/11 Commission. (Photo by Alex Quesada/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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In early 2015, she even topped a Field Poll of 18 possible candidates for a California Senate seat. Again, though, Rice expressed no interest in running.

This year's denial may be a little bigger than previous ones, though. Last election, Rice spoke at the Republican National Convention, which nominated Romney, but she reportedly doesn't plan to attend this year's national convention, which will presumably nominate Trump.

Fox News highlights other Republicans still being talked about as potential running mates, including Rep. Newt Gingrich, Sen. Jeff Sessions and past Trump challengers Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz.

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