Between the Lines By Mark Halperin

Mitt Romney's aides say his ongoing search for a running mate remains focused on prospects with "I could be President" qualifications ... That keeps the smart money on Ohio Senator Rob Portman, whose travels around the country on Romney's behalf are serving as something of a regional theater tryout ... There is also chatter about former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, who might swing a state with 10 electoral votes but who spent a small fortune to supply his background materials to the McCain campaign in 2008 only to be passed over for a last-minute pick ... While the presidential contest dominates...

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