(CNN) – A few of the "could have been" running mates for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney were added to the list of speakers for this month's Republican National Convention Thursday, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
All four names were considered potential vice presidential picks for Romney, who on Saturday announced House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate. Jindal campaigns for Romney Thursday in Virginia.
(CNN) - They might be called the "almosts" - those thought or known to be on the short list considered by Mitt Romney for his number two spot.
Republican sources told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King that Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota - all thought to be on the candidate's short list - received calls from the Romney campaign prior to the announcement.
Colorado Springs, Colorado (CNN) – As the entire political establishment awaits word of Mitt Romney's running mate, is one potential pick blowing off its importance and potential impact?
When asked by CNN on Thursday if he's awaiting word from the Romney campaign on whether or not he'll be picked, Gov. Bobby Jindal deflected the question – then intimated that the selection itself won't amount to much.
(CNN) – As Mitt Romney makes waves overseas, his campaign has deployed a crowd of possible vice presidential picks to continue hammering home the Republican candidate’s message on American soil.
The slew of high-profile surrogates covered the country over the weekend hounding President Barack Obama for what they say is a failed economic and foreign policy, all the while singing Romney’s praise.
Washington (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he will follow the "water's edge" tradition of not criticizing President Barack Obama's policies during his international trip. But that doesn't mean his campaign back home can't get some help to do so.
The Romney campaign is sending high profile surrogates Thursday to three battleground states to act on his behalf.
(CNN) – As Mitt Romney continues his overseas trip in London, two of his prospective vice presidential picks will be touring Iowa, a Romney campaign aide confirmed.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will travel the state on Thursday in one of the campaign's buses.
(CNN) - It's all goes back to Ohio. Mitt Romney spends the day in the state Wednesday, stopping in Bowling Green outside of Toledo for a town hall at 2:05 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, two running mate contenders will also make appearances in the Buckeye State, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
A day after campaigning in Texas, President Barack Obama stays closer to home in Washington, D.C. and attends a private fund-raiser. First Lady Michelle Obama, on the other hand, will attend a fund-raiser in Birmingham, Alabama Wednesday night.
See the full schedule after the jump.
(CNN) - As presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney stumps in Ohio Wednesday, one of his top surrogates will be campaigning on his behalf about 120 miles away from the candidate's event.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will hold an event in Columbus Wednesday afternoon. Romney, meanwhile, will hold a town hall in Bowling Green and a fund-raiser in Canton.