McCain tells interns it’s ‘Vice President Portman’

OVERHEARD: Sen. John McCain (R) adding some fuel to the fire of constant veepstakes buzz surrounding one of his colleagues.

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was giving a group of interns a tour of the Capitol on Thursday when McCain breezed by.

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The senior senator from Arizona quipped to Portman’s young crew, “Now you can say you interned for Vice President Portman.”

Portman is said to be on Mitt Romney’s shortlist of potential running mates.

— Elise Viebeck and Jeremy Herb 
contributed to this report.