Evan McMullin To Announce Republican Strategist As Running Mate

Posted: Oct 06, 2016 6:37 PM

Independent conservative "#NeverTrump alternative" candidate Evan McMullin is set to announce Republican strategist Mindy Finn as his running mate, BuzzFeed News is reporting.

While the official announcement hasn't been made, McMullin all-but-confirmed his selection on Twitter. After several tweets teasing at the announcement, McMullin tweeted what appears to be a picture of himself and Finn overlooking the U.S. Capitol Building.

Finn is currently the president of Empowered Women, a conservative advocacy group. She has extensive experience advising presidential campaigns and has worked with the RNC.

In August, Finn referred to Donald Trump as an "abusive boyfriend" during an appearance on CNN.

McMullin, who announced his campaign in August, is on the ballot in 11 states and has write-in access in 19 states. He is currently polling at around one to two percent nationally.