CLEVELAND ROCKED: How will the new Republican presidential nominee leave Cleveland, in a muted or flashy exit? Donald Trump arrived Wednesday in a Trump-emblazoned helicopter, with the “Air Force One” theme accompanying his arrival. It’s not yet clear how he’ll leave the city in which he was crowned a presidential nominee. Doubtful he will bum a ride with Ted Cruz.
RUNNING MATE? RUNNING OUT OF TIME: The clock is ticking for Hillary Clinton to pick her vice presidential candidate ahead of the Democratic National Convention, which kicks off Monday in Philadelphia. Clinton is expected to announce her pick either Friday or Saturday as she campaigns in Florida. It’s been an extremely vetted process — one in which there’s no room for mistakes. Two names in the mix: Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
‘STRONGER TOGETHER’: Clinton’s campaign on Thursday released a long list of speakers ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Speakers will talk about their support for Clinton’s vision for an America “that is stronger together and where the economy works for everyone, not just those at the top.” Although more speakers will be announced, the initial 64 include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Luis Gutierrez.