RFK Jr. sets VP announcement date as Aaron Rodgers, Jesse Ventura speculation swirls

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will announce his choice of running mate on March 26 in Oakland, Calif., his campaign revealed Wednesday.

The heads-up comes one day after the 70-year-old told the New York Times that New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura were “at the top of his list” to be his No. 2.

Other prominent figures approached as VP possibilities include former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and 2020 presidential candidate and 2021 New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang — all of whom apparently declined, according to The Times.

Kennedy is running as an independent after previously running as a Democrat.Andrew Schwartz/SIPA/Shutterstock

However, Rodgers and Ventura have “welcomed” the former Democrat’s entreaties, per the outlet, with a campaign rep confirming to The Post late Tuesday they were among those on a “short list” of potential running mates.

Rodgers was an early supporter of Kennedy, posting a “kennedy2024” hashtag on social media as early as April 2023, and the two men were pictured hiking together last month.

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