Donald Trump tweeted Monday he would spend part of his July 4th with Sen. Joni Ernst — fueling speculation that the Iowa senator could be on the short list of his vice presidential picks.

“I look forward to meeting (Ernst) today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!” Trump tweeted about the freshman lawmaker. There was no immediate response from Ernst.

Over the weekend, Trump met with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and his wife, though a Pence spokesman said “nothing was offered.”

The spokesman, Marc Lotter, added, “The governor had warm, productive meetings with the Trumps.” He declined to say where the Saturday meeting was held. Pence is running for re-election against Democratic former state House Speaker John Gregg.

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