Potential VPs to hit the trail with Romney
August 6th, 2012
05:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Potential VPs to hit the trail with Romney

(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.
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With convention speakers named, Romney's VP list appears to narrow
August 6th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
2 years ago

With convention speakers named, Romney's VP list appears to narrow

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley - three women rumored to be under consideration as Mitt Romney's running mate - will have high profile speaking roles at the Republican National Convention, organizers will announce Monday.

The naming of the three women most likely means that Romney's campaign is no longer vetting their backgrounds, if they ever did.
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With Romney away, possible VP picks defend home turf
July 29th, 2012
05:47 PM ET
2 years ago

With Romney away, possible VP picks defend home turf

(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.
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Ann Romney on VP pick: 'We're not quite there yet'
July 18th, 2012
01:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney on VP pick: 'We're not quite there yet'

(CNN) – As rumors fly over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney's running mate, his wife Ann Romney says he hasn't decided yet.

Romney noted the heavy speculation but said "we're not quite there yet" in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" set to air Thursday, according to ABC News.
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Condi Rice speculation stokes conservative reaction
July 13th, 2012
02:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Condi Rice speculation stokes conservative reaction

(CNN) – Condoleezza Rice has indicated she is firm in her opposition to joining Mitt Romney's ticket as vice president but that hasn't stopped the speculation that she might be the one.

Late Thursday, conservative blog Drudge laid out who they think Romney will pick in clear form with the headline "Romney Narrows VP Choices; Condi as Frontrunner."
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Ayotte to join Romney at July 4th parade
July 3rd, 2012
10:12 AM ET
2 years ago

Ayotte to join Romney at July 4th parade

(CNN) – Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the New Hampshire lawmaker sometimes mentioned as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney, will march in a July 4th parade alongside the presumptive GOP nominee in her home state Wednesday, a Republican source confirmed Tuesday.

Ayotte and Romney will march down Main Street in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, where Romney has been spending some time away from the campaign trail at his lakeside vacation home.
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Christie would 'answer the call' on becoming veep
July 3rd, 2012
09:56 AM ET
2 years ago

Christie would 'answer the call' on becoming veep

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, while not saying he would definitely accept a spot on Mitt Romney's Republican presidential ticket, did say Tuesday he would give such an offer due consideration.

"I love being governor of New Jersey, you can tell. I think every day the way I do my job I love it. But the fact is, if Gov. Romney picks up the phone and calls, you have to answer the call and listen at least," Christie said on CNBC.
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July 3rd, 2012
07:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Bachmann on VP spot: 'Not for me to make that decision'

(CNN) – Former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann did not deny Monday whether she was being vetted for the job of Mitt Romney's running mate.

"Whoever it is that he chooses to bring in as his V.P., it will be a highly competent person who could step in at a moment's notice and assume the responsibilities of the White House," the Minnesota congresswoman said on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
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Running mate poll: Santorum up, Bachmann down
February 20th, 2012
10:29 AM ET
2 years ago

Running mate poll: Santorum up, Bachmann down

Washington (CNN) – Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are the names that come up the most when Republicans are asked who they would like to see as their party's vice presidential nominee, according to a new survey.

Rubio is mentioned 66 times in a study conducted by Fairleigh Dickenson University's PublicMind poll. Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania who in the past week and a half has surged to front-runner status in the race for the GOP nomination, is mentioned as the running mate 56 times, with Christie grabbing 47 mentions.

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August 22nd, 2008
08:30 AM ET
6 years ago

A look inside the veep vetting process

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Watch a clip from Graham's interview Thursday on American Morning.

(CNN) – Ever wonder what its like to be on the short list? Well, former senator Bob Graham can tell you because the Florida Democrat was vetted three times – in 1988, 1992, and 2004 – for the #2 spot on his party’s ticket.

“Well, the process is very intense,” Graham told CNN’s Carol Costello on American Morning Friday. “Typically they will have a lawyer, accountant, a political operative, and a private detective reviewing your background for every issue that might arise.”

There’s more. “You are interviewed on several occasions,” said Graham. “If you make it to the short ‘short list’ you get interviewed by the nominee.”

Graham also told Costello that he didn’t think a detailed list he keeps of daily to-do tasks had anything to do with being overlooked for the vice presidential nomination.


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