Report: Romney Has Made V.P. Pick, Announcement Could Come This Week

Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s long-awaited vice presidential selection is imminent, The New York Times reports.  

According to The Times, Romney’s friends believe the candidate has reached a decision and that the announcement could come as early as this week.  

The report comes amid intense speculation over who will comprise the other half of the Republican ticket — with the likes of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD) all thought to be on the short list.  


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