(CNN) - Republican Rep. Allen West of Florida would consider joining the ticket with the Republican nominee this fall if asked, the congressman said Friday.
"(My family) has always stepped up to the plate to serve our country, and if it's the right thing, then I will do so. But I really doubt that would ever happen," West said on CNN's "Newsroom."
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The idea of a Romney-West ticket was floated earlier this week by former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
Her sentiments were echoed by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who has repeatedly shot down the idea of being a 2012 runningmate, herself.