(CNN) – Mitt Romney will be joined by a trio of potential vice presidential picks on his upcoming bus tour through four battleground states, sources confirmed to CNN Monday.
The presumptive GOP nominee will stump with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman on his tour, which begins Saturday.
(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.
(CNN) – As Mitt Romney tours London on the first stop of his overseas trip, prominent surrogates for the presumptive GOP nominee are making their choices for his running mate known stateside.
House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he was rooting for Sen. Rob Portman, who, like Boehner, represents Ohio.
(CNN) – GOP Sen. Rob Portman defended his party's presumptive presidential nominee Monday from President Barack Obama's "personal" attacks, saying the Democrat was focusing on Mitt Romney because his record falls short.
Portman, speaking in Lebanon, Ohio, was holding an event for Romney roughly two hours ahead of Obama's own campaign speech in nearly Cincinnati.
(CNN) - Both candidates are back on the campaign trail Monday. Mitt Romney heads to Louisiana for a fund-raiser, and President Barack Obama goes back to Ohio for campaign events in Cincinnati. Sen. Rob Portman, speculated to be a potential vice presidential choice for Romney, will counter Obama with his own event in nearby Lebanon.
See the full schedule after the jump.
(CNN) - Sen. Rob Portman, widely speculated to be a potential vice-presidential pick for Mitt Romney, will undertake another high-profile surrogate task for the presumptive GOP nominee Monday: pre-butting President Barack Obama's campaign speech in Cincinnati.
Portman will address supporters in Lebanon, Ohio, mid-day on Monday, hours ahead of Obama's visit to nearby Cincinnati.
(CNN) – Sen. Rob Portman, a possible vice presidential pick for Mitt Romney, put himself in a trial-heat against President Barack Obama on Saturday, as he and Obama both talked economics and taxes in the weekly addresses.
Speaking for the Republicans, Portman - who is thought to be on Romney’s short list for the No. 2 spot – took Obama’s economic policies to task.
(CNN) - Top Romney surrogate Rob Portman blamed President Obama Tuesday for impeding the nation's economic recovery through ineffective policies and poor leadership
"We gave him the ball," the Ohio senator said. "It's time to give the ball to someone else. He fumbled the ball."
Washington (CNN) - Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio on Tuesday said he met with Romney campaign staffers during three meetings the day prior while in Boston to headline a couple of fundraisers for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
But Portman, who may be in serious contention as Mitt Romney's running mate, said the meetings were not at the Romney campaign headquarters, and had nothing to do with the vetting process.
Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) – New Hampshire was no vacation for Rob Portman who made his most public pitch yet to be chosen as Mitt Romney's running mate.
The Ohio senator, rumored to become number two on the GOP ticket, was Romney's chief defender Saturday when he encouraged conservatives to refute President Barack Obama's primary line of attack on Bain Capital by embracing Romney’s career there.