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 RyanShutdown risk grows over Flint Senate poised to override Obama veto Reid to media: Call Trump a racist MORE (R-Wis.), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rob PortmanRob PortmanDems kill more ads in Ohio Senate rivals gear up for debates Funding bill includes million for opioid crisis 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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