Romney to select VP before Republican convention

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In fact, during a town hall event in Colorado earlier this week, a supporter asked Romney if he'd be making his choice "before or after" the convention.

"Yes," Romney quipped, drawing laughs from the crowd.

But Romney provided little insight beyond that, telling supporters at the Colorado event he couldn't provide more of a timeline on his vice presidential selection.

Instead, the Republican hopeful simply pledged that "the person I choose you will look at and say 'that person could be president if necessary.'" But who that person could be remains the subject of intense speculation.

Among the possibilities: Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioOvernight Healthcare: First House Republican backs Obama Zika request Time to wake-up to the Venezuelan Crisis First GOP rep backs Obama’s Zika funding request MORE (R-Fla.), who Romney himself confirmed was under consideration, and Sen. Rob PortmanRob PortmanFreedom Partners Action Fund launches ad buys in Wisconsin, Nevada The Trail 2016: One-on-one, do-or-die? Ex-primary opponent endorses Strickland in Ohio MORE (R-Ohio), who told ABC News earlier this week that he had met multiple times with Romney's vetting team.


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