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Romney Emphatic About Rubio Having a Spot on VP Short List

The presidential candidate called previous reports of Rubio not being vetted 'entirely false'


Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney Tuesday called reports from unnamed advisers that he is not considering Florida Senator Marco Rubio as a potential running mate “entirely false.”

“I can’t imagine who such people are, but I can tell you this: They know nothing about the vice presidential selection or evaluation process,” Romney told reporters Tuesday evening. “The story was entirely false. Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process.”

Romney told Fox News that only he and long-time adviser Beth Myers know who is being seriously considered for the VP role. He said that not even his wife Ann Romney has been involved in the latest discussions concerning his potential No.2 pick.

Rubio did not seem ruffled regarding yesterday’s misreported flap about him no longer being a contender for running with Romney.

“I think everyone should take a deep breath,” Rubio told reporters. “Here’s the one thing everyone should know: Gov. Romney’s going to make a great choice. In that I’m confident.”

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