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"The principles of our party and our vision for the country are contained in the Platform,” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement. “It is a document of immense importance and a testament to our dedication to individual liberty, economic freedom, and limited government."

The convention, which begins Aug. 27 in Tampa, Fla., is expected to see Mitt Romney confirmed as the GOP presidential nominee. It could also be the forum for Romney’s announcement of his running mate. McDonnell’s name has repeatedly come up in speculation for Romney’s short list of vice presidential possibilities. The popular governor, who can only serve one term, indicated in late May that he had not yet been asked for vetting information, but declined to answer questions on the subject starting last month.

Co-chairmen Sen. John HoevenJohn HoevenGOP considers keeping ObamaCare taxes Senators want governors involved in health talks Republicans go to battle over pre-existing conditions MORE (R-N.D.) and Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnGoogle will no longer use data from personal Gmail accounts for advertising Overnight Regulation: Labor groups fear rollback of Obama worker protection rule | Trump regs czar advances in Senate | New FCC enforcement chief Overnight Tech: Uber CEO resigns | Trump's Iowa tech trip | Dems push Sessions to block AT&T-Time Warner deal | Lawmakers warned on threat to election systems | MORE (R-Tenn.) will join McDonnell on the committee. Hoeven discussed some of the issues the committee will face in an interview with The Hill last month.

McDonnell promised to listen to “voters across the country” as he begins the process of preparing the platform, and Blackburn promised to offer solutions.

The committee is scheduled to meet Aug. 19-21 in Tampa, according to the press release from convention organizers.

--Updated at 6:20 p.m.