Report: Romney Narrows V.P. List To Portman, Pawlenty And Jindal

Reuters reports that Mitt Romney has reached the final stages of selecting a vice presidential running mate, with growing speculation that he has narrowed the short list to three prospective candidates: Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.  

A report in the New York Times on Monday suggested that Romney had already decided on the other half of the Republican ticket and that the announcement could come as early as this week.  


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