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Newt dismisses VP possibility: ‘Romney is going to look for somebody who is younger’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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On CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who officially ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination last week, took on the so-called “veepstakes.”

As far as being a possible running mate for the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, Gingrich immediately dismissed that possibility.

“Oh, I can’t imagine it,” Gingrich replied. “You’ve known me for years. Would you pick me to be number two?”

But he did have a few names in mind.

“I think Romney is going to look for somebody who is younger,” Gingrich said. “I think he’s got somebody like Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire, Rob Portman, Marco Rubio. You look at a Susana Martinez, Bobby Jindal, or you look at somebody like Mitch Daniel. We have a really — we have a big, deep bench now.”

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