domingo, 8 de julio de 2012

Portman visita NH pero niega haberse reunido con Romney


Potential vice presidential pick Rob Portman told reporters on Saturday that he has no plans to meet with presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, even though the two are spending time in the same state.

Speculation has been heavy about the prospect of Romney using his vacation in Wolfeboro, N.H., as a chance to meet with those on his VP short list, and news of the Ohio senator visiting the Granite State for a fundraiser only fanned the rumor flames. But Portman says he won't be dipping his toes into Lake Winnipesaukee.

"Some of you, I know, have been asking, you know, whether I've been to Wolfeboro," Portman told members of the press. "The answer is no. However, I have been on four college campuses in the last 48 hours."

The trip, Portman said, is about helping his youngest pick a school. But even if his visit here does not involve a sit down with the man who could dub him the next vice presidential nominee, his swing through New England is not only about his daughter's higher education choices.

Portman spoke to media before attending a Saturday fundraiser for the New Hampshire GOP. On Monday he'll fundraise in Boston for Romney's Victory Fund. And between them, he'll head to Maine to meet with someone who knows a bit about the vice presidency -- former President George H.W. Bush.

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