BREAKING: Romney to announce vice presidential pick Saturday
August 10th, 2012
11:16 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: Romney to announce vice presidential pick Saturday

(CNN) - Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will announce his vice presidential candidate Saturday at an event in Virginia, his campaign said.

Romney called several of the Republicans on his vice presidential shortlist on Friday evening to tell them he has selected a running mate and to thank them for assisting with his campaign, a Republican familiar with the calls told CNN.

Romney did not indicate who he selected as his running mate, according to the source.

CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby contributed to this report.


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soundoff (163 Responses)
  1. Beavis

    Marco Rubio.

    August 10, 2012 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  2. Bob McDonnell

    I will be your next Vice President. You're welcome.

    August 10, 2012 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  3. Rob

    I've heard first hand that it will be Sharron Angle. You heard it here first!!!

    August 10, 2012 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  4. dscon

    where's zack?

    August 10, 2012 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  5. enuff

    Oh gee... I'm waiting with baited breath.

    August 10, 2012 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  6. elmerJFudd

    His tax accountant?

    August 10, 2012 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  7. Scott

    either Eric Cantor or Bob McDonnell

    August 10, 2012 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  8. PRussell

    Desperate to change the news cycle and try to get a bump in the polls! Still wanna see those tax returns!

    August 10, 2012 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  9. LeadPoop

    When he stops hiding his tax returns maybe I'll care a little more!! Maybe if he didn't agree with Obama on almost everything maybe I would care a little more!!

    August 10, 2012 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  10. txissohot

    Guess he thought now was a good time to make this announcemen,t so he could try and deflect the attention away from the fact that he is hiding his taxes from the American people. It's not going to work Mitt, we want to see your taxes.

    August 10, 2012 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  11. smithdp

    I would be more interested in seeing his tax returns.

    August 10, 2012 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  12. Paul

    I'm pretty certain Mitt is zeroing in on a VP who shares his rock-solid non-partisan moderate progressive severely conservative convictions.

    August 10, 2012 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  13. Forrest Erickson

    But not his taxes for ten or so years????

    August 10, 2012 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  14. blackbeard79

    We don't know who the VP pick is yet, but Rachel Maddow is already developing a commercial proving how he's responsible for the starving kids in Africa.

    August 10, 2012 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  15. rad666

    Is tomorrow April 1st?

    August 10, 2012 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  16. Ryan

    It's Paul Ryan. Wow. Dems will butcher him on Medicare/SS. Will hurt in Florida. I guess Rubio is waiting for 2016, when the GOP have a better chance.

    August 10, 2012 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  17. towninfl

    Romney is announcing his VP pick early to distract the American people from his sliding poll numbers and his non release of his tax returns. Pathetic!

    August 10, 2012 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  18. earledecker

    The Weekly Standard has been working with Paul Ryan. this is going to be disaterous for Romney.

    The Ryan Plan will gut Social Secuirty and Medicare. He might as well say he hates old people and the middle class.

    Game over.

    August 10, 2012 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  19. nolimits3333

    Romney is announcing the VP pick in Norfolk, Virginia.

    Bob McDonald???

    Governor Ultrasound???

    August 10, 2012 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  20. Reade

    let's hope he picks Sarah Palin...

    August 10, 2012 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  21. blackbeard79

    We don't know who the VP pick is yet, but word is Rachel Maddow and George Soros are already producing a story about how he's responsible for the starving kids in Africa.

    August 10, 2012 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  22. Name mitt romney

    America, I announce to you my running mates! Sarah Palin and John McCain Palin!

    August 10, 2012 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  23. SdS

    I have spoke many earthquake from God the spirit that take care of life in earth, I hope you be very careful about talk about family people crossing deserts the and other people thinking and doing many things ...and US talking about "equal"

    August 10, 2012 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  24. Name mitt romney

    John McCain!

    August 10, 2012 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  25. Pilgrim1

    I'm guessing Bob McDonnell.

    August 10, 2012 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
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