Washington (CNN) - CIA Director David Petraeus is shooting down a report that tossed his name into the mix as a potential running mate for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
The suggestion came Tuesday from The Drudge Report, which is very popular and influential among conservatives.
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A few hours later a spokesman for the CIA director and former top commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan put out a statement shooting down such talk of Petraeus leaving his post in a Democratic administration to join the GOP ticket.
"Director Petraeus feels very privileged to be able to continue to serve our country in his current position, and as he has stated clearly numerous times before, he will not seek elected office," said CIA Spokesman Preston Golson.
–CNN's Pam Benson and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report
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