Sen. Thune's political ascent

He’s an experienced legislator who has earned respect from both parties in Congress, and if he didn’t end up in a Romney Cabinet many think he could one day become the Republican leader in the Senate.

In an interview with The Hill, Thune acknowledged he’s been to Boston to meet Romney’s senior advisers and has met Beth Myers, who is leading the search for the vice presidential nominee.

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