[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/08/29/mccain.vp/art.pawlenty.gi.jpg caption="Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty suggested in a radio interview that he will not be McCain's VP pick."]
(CNN) - Sen. John McCain's campaign has told Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty he will not be the GOP vice presidential nominee in November, sources told CNN on Friday.
Pawlenty on Friday also told WCCO Radio in Minneapolis-St. Paul that he will not be in Dayton, Ohio, where the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is expected to unveil his choice of a running mate at a rally later Friday.
Plans reportedly are in place for the senator from Arizona to reveal his VP pick at a rally in Dayton, Ohio, on Friday, the day after Sen. Barack Obama formally accepted the Democratic presidential nomination.
The McCain campaign said it's hoping to have 15,000 people at the Ohio event, roughly five times the size of his largest crowd to date.
But Pawlenty on Friday told WCCO Radio in Minneapolis-St. Paul that he will not be in Dayton, suggesting that he will not be McCain's choice.