Romney to Announce Running Mate in Virginia Saturday
Mitt Romney's campaign says he will announce his vice presidential pick Saturday morning in Norfolk, and he'll be standing next to Governor Bob McDonnell when he does it. However, NBC News sources indicate that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will be Romney's choice.
In a statement issued Friday night, the Romney campaign said the running mate would be revealed at 9 a.m. EDT at the Nauticus Museum. They stated, "On Saturday, Mitt Romney will begin his "The Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class" bus tour by announcing his choice for Vice Presidential candidate in Norfolk, Virginia."
Romney will make a number of campaign stops in Virginia Saturday. Other contenders are Ohio Rep. Rob Portman, and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
In an interview Friday with NBC News, Romney says he wants a running mate with a "vision for the future."
"I certainly expect to have a person that has a strength of character, a vision for the country that adds something to the political discourse about the direction of the country. I happen to believe this is a defining election for America, that we're going to be voting for what kind of America we're gonna have," said Romney.
He will make stops across Virginia starting in Norfolk around 9:00 in the morning. He'll tour the U.S.S. Wisconsin and attend a campaign event. Around noon he's scheduled to visit a small business in Ashland, followed by another rally in Manassas around 4:15.
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