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Speculation about Mitt Romney’s choice for vice president heats up

by Patt Morrison

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Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks to the media about speculation on his Vice Presidential search on June 19, 2012 in Holland, Michigan. Mr. Romney denied stories that Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is not being vetted for the V.P. slot. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

As the final stretch of the United States presidential race nears, Americans are increasingly curious about who presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney will select as his running-mate.

The two most likely contenders to potentially become the next vice president of the U.S. are widely considered to be former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and Ohio Senator Rob Portman. Rumors that the Romney campaign wants to recruit former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice for the job have also been widespread. Other individuals thought to be under consideration for the position are South Dakota Senator John Thune, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan.

Romney will be traveling to London, Israel, Poland in the coming weeks and may announce his decision before his departure next week.


Who do you think Mitt Romney should choose to be his potential vice president? Is the rumor that Republicans are courting Condoleezza Rice for the job a misleading publicity stunt?


Domenico Montanaro, deputy political editor, NBC News

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