Thune appears cool to running as Romney VP

Thune, who has always supported Romney in the primaries, indicated that he may prefer to stay in the Senate when asked about being the GOP vice presidential nominee on Fox News Sunday.

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“Look, you never rule out opportunities or options when you are in public life and you say you want to make a difference and you are serious about that, you don't foreclose those options,” he said. “But in my view, I have a job in the United States Senate and I like what I am doing. I think I can make a difference there. That's my job. I don't aspire to do anything else.”

Thune added that there are “a lot of good options out there” for Romney's team to choose from.


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Thune has been talked about as a possible vice president, along with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul RyanPaul RyanCNN to host town hall with Ryan ahead of convention 'Never Trump' plots its last stand Overnight Finance: Senate sends Puerto Rico bill to Obama | Treasury, lawmakers to meet on tax rules | Obama hits Trump on NAFTA | Fed approves most banks' capital plans MORE (R-Wis.), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rob PortmanRob PortmanClean energy group backs two GOP incumbents Overnight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal Overnight Energy: Volkswagen reaches .7B settlement over emissions MORE (R-Ohio), Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R)

“I hope that we can be a partner with the Romney administration, in the United States Senate, to put this country back on track to grow the economy, create jobs and get the debt and spending under control,” Thune said.


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