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Ann Romney says woman could be VP

Ann Romney said Thursday that at least one woman is under consideration as Mitt Romney's running mate.

“We’ve been looking at that. And I’d love that option as well,” Ann told "CBS This Morning" when asked if she'd like to see a female vice presidential nominee. 

“There are a lot of people that Mitt is considering right now," Ann Romney continued.

The speculation over Romney's vice presidential candidate has centered on men, including Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Rob Portman (Ohio). But female Republicans such as Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) have been floated as sleeper contenders.

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Although previously Ann Romney had said she was not advising her husband on his vice presidential pick, she told CBS she's been "giving [the search] a lot of thought, actually."

She said she recommended someone "with the same personality type that will enjoy spending time with him, and also competent, capable and willing to serve this country."

She continued, "I think there's lots of people out there that fill that bill right now."

But asked if she has a favorite contender in mind for the position, Ann Romney demurred. "I like to think that I have a few that I really like a lot," she said.

"What she said," Mitt Romney added, in the joint interview. He refused to offer a date for his VP announcement, saying the decision is "something I'm keeping close with my team."