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A Tale Of Two Romney Surrogates

January 20, 2012

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Two prominent Republican governors stood on stage and praised Mitt Romney effusively this afternoon - but only one of them said they weren't interested in being considered to be Romney's running mate.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, one of Romney's most effective surrogates on the campaign trail in her home state, told National Journal that she had no interest in becoming Romney's number-two, if he emerges as the Republican nominee.  But Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who just endorsed Romney this morning, made no such declaration, sidestepping the question.

Haley's response: "I'm doing this for my country, but mainly for South Carolina... I don't want a Cabinet position, I don't want to be vice president, I just want to see Obama out of the Oval Office."

McDonnell: "That's completely up to Mitt Romney or whoever becomes the nominee. I'm not worried about it. I think anyone would be honored to help the ticket and help the country if they could.  I have my hands full in Virginia, and trying to win governors' races next year."

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