Potential VPs to hit the trail with Romney
August 6th, 2012
05:56 PM ET
10 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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CNN's Peter Hamby first reported Romney's bus tour last week, noting that he would be joined by GOP heavyweights on his stops.

The Republican candidate's campaign announced Monday they were dubbing the trip through Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio "The Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class."

McDonnell, Rubio and Portman have all been the subject of media guesswork as potential running mates for Romney, though each has declined to speculate themselves on becoming the vice presidential candidate.

CNN's Steve Brusk contributed to this report.

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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney • Rob Portman • Veepstakes
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. CNN Fan

    I think Romney campaign...will chose Ann Romney as Vice-President...so they both don't have to reveal tax return....and it matches to what they looking for a woman as the VP candidate.

    August 7, 2012 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  2. aaron

    Too bad he's not taking Paul Ryan along. Would love to see how the older voters react to the man out to dismantle social security and medicare.

    August 7, 2012 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  3. Thomas

    The presumptive GOP nominee will stump with" Former " Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

    Former as in not employed , looking for job.

    August 7, 2012 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  4. ThinkAgain

    Correction/clarification: "Trying out potential VPs = finding someone who (hopefully) will replace flip-floppy, lying, no-core Mormon Mittens when he dies in office."

    I think this is the GOP strategy, not something I personally wish for.

    August 7, 2012 01:47 am at 1:47 am |
  5. King

    I wonder what these repubs going to do to compete with china and all these third world countries, when mitten cut our spending money and give business incentives to go over seas. let me see, big businesses choice is :go to theses third world countries and pay those folks 5 dollars an hour, or stay in America and pay us 25 dollar an hour. I wonder which country the shareholders will chose. lesson folks doesn't go into business for patriotism, they goes to make money for themselve and their investers, this means getting it at any cost, and to popular saying by the rich and repubs that they are concerned about us, thats a bunch of hog wash.

    August 7, 2012 03:06 am at 3:06 am |
  6. Fortinbras

    Dont go with the game changer. Go with one of the boring white guys.

    August 7, 2012 04:05 am at 4:05 am |

    These guys don't want to go down in flames with Mitt the twit.

    August 7, 2012 06:26 am at 6:26 am |
  8. n

    Where are those taxes?
    Romney you have yet to answer to a lot of conflicting claims and issues concerning your professional life as a business man and politician that are very disconcerting. And it behoves me to the point that I am compelled to pose the question as to why half of this country and news media seem to turn a blind eye to getting to the bottom of the old bait and switch game. From congress to the so called journalist, no one seem to be doing their jobs. This country is going to the dogs and we the people are being taken for a car ride on the roof tops of lies locked in a cage.

    August 7, 2012 07:11 am at 7:11 am |
  9. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Rommey hood and his band of radiers. Release the tax returns.

    August 7, 2012 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
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