HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said
Tuesday that his campaign is "thoroughly vetting" Marco Rubio as it
searches for a running mate despite reports that the Florida senator is
not being considered.
ABC News and The Washington Post cited unnamed advisers in reporting
that Rubio, R-Fla., wasn't on the short list for the No. 2 spot on the
"I can't imagine who such people are, but I can tell you
this: They know nothing about the vice presidential selection or
evaluation process," Romney told reporters Tuesday evening outside a
Michigan ice cream shop. "The story was entirely false. Marco Rubio is
being thoroughly vetted as part of our process."
Earlier in the day, Romney had refused to comment on reports that
Rubio, a rising star in Republican politics, wasn't under consideration
as a potential running mate.
The presumptive GOP nominee initially told Fox News only that "a
number of people are being vetted" but that only two people – he and a
senior adviser – know who's on the list. He repeated that statement
Tuesday evening but clarified Rubio's status as a potential vice
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:51 GMT
BREAKING NEWS - The Medical Examiner's Office has revised the death toll in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado from 91 people to at least 24 people.>>
UPDATE: Originally the death toll was reported to be 91 people and counting, however, the Medical examiner's office revised the death toll from the Oklahoma tornado to at least 24 people. A spokeswoman said Tuesday morning that she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm.>>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:31 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:31:19 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. >>
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