John McCainJohn McCainFrustrated Dems say Obama botched Russia response Coats: Trump seemed obsessed with Russia probe The Hill's Whip List: Senate ObamaCare repeal bill MORE's comment that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's record has sparked more talk of a McCain-Rice ticket.

"I think her overall record is really very, very meritorious," McCain told reporters during an availability on his campaign plane. Video is below.

As reported earlier, Rice has recently been making the rounds with potential VP vetter. On Sunday, Republican strategist Dan Senor told George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" that Rice has been "actively" campaigning for the VP spot.