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lanlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-21-08 10:13 PM
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9. McCain to Meet 3 Possible running Mates
Source: NYT

McCain to Meet 3 Possible Running Mates
By ADAM NAGOURNEY

Senator John McCain is planning to meet this weekend with at least three potential Republican running mates at a gathering at his ranch in Arizona, suggesting that he is stepping up his search for a vice president now that the Democratic contest appears basically decided, according to Republicans familiar with Mr. McCains plans.

Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and a one-time rival for the Republican nomination, have all accepted invitations to visit with Mr. McCain at his ranch in Sedona, these Republicans said.

After a week of campaigning, Mr. McCain is heading home on Friday for three days without a public schedule. His campaign described this as a social weekend that would include a number of couples, and as has been its policy it declined to discuss any aspect of the vice presidential search.

We dont talk about the V.P. selection process, said Steve Schmidt a senior adviser.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/21/us/politics/21cnd-mcc...
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