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Jeb Bush: VP Candidacy ‘Not in the Cards for Me’

Jeb Bush: VP Candidacy ‘Not in the Cards for Me’

Paul Zimmerman/WireImage(WASHINGTON) — Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush emphatically told reporters Friday he is not going to be a candidate for vice president.“It’s not in the cards for me,” Bush said. “I don’t know how …

VP Beat: Rob Portman and the ‘Pizzazz’ Factor

VP Beat: Rob Portman and the ‘Pizzazz’ Factor

Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press(WASHINGTON) — PORTMAN: COUNTRY DOESN’T NEED ‘PIZZAZZ’ Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, was asked whether he lacks the “pizzazz” to be selected as a running mate, responding that voters a…

VP Beat: Two Contenders Boosting Foreign Policy Cred

VP Beat: Two Contenders Boosting Foreign Policy Cred

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — PORTMAN TO MEET WITH ISRAELI LEADERS: Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who sits atop VP contender lists, will meet Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barack, ABC News’ Gregory Simmon…

VP Contender Rob Portman to Meet With Israeli PM

VP Contender Rob Portman to Meet With Israeli PM

Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday in Israel. An Israeli official confirmed the meeting to ABC News Tuesday.While international trips are …

VP Beat: The Latest Standings, Rubio Heads to GITMO

VP Beat: The Latest Standings, Rubio Heads to GITMO

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — VEEP BEAT STANDINGS: In this week’s Spinners and Winners, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl takes a look at the latest happenings in the veepstakes world with Veep Beat, Karl’s analysis of where the …

VP Beat: Rubio on Divisive Politics, Trump Wants In?

VP Beat: Rubio on Divisive Politics, Trump Wants In?

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — PORTMAN ADMITS HE’S ‘BORING’  Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in an in depth Washington Post profile of the first term Ohio senator, admits, “I told my staff that I’m so boring that I …

VP Beat: Paul Ryan Says Romney Can ‘Save This Country’

VP Beat: Paul Ryan Says Romney Can ‘Save This Country’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — RYAN ON ROMNEY: HE WILL ‘SAVE THIS COUNTRY’ Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., made his first speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Tuesday night and spoke of Mitt Romney’s ability to cha…

Tim Pawlenty Now Mum on VP Prospects

Tim Pawlenty Now Mum on VP Prospects

Richard Ellis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty slightly changed his tune on his vice presidential prospects Thursday when he didn’t rule out the possibility that he might get picked as Mitt Romney’s running mate….

Christie: No More VP Questions

Christie: No More VP Questions

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is letting everyone know he’s tired of getting questions about whether he’ll be on Mitt Romney’s ticket this fall.One of the reasons Christie is so wi…

Veep Beat: Portman ‘Better Suited’ for Senate; Rubio Anticipates ‘Years’ Ahead There

Veep Beat: Portman ‘Better Suited’ for Senate; Rubio Anticipates ‘Years’ Ahead There

Marco Rubio (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)(WASHINGTON) — PORTMAN ‘BETTER SUITED’ FOR SENATE: Sen. Rob Portman waved off questions about the VP spot Monday, saying he’s “better suited” for a job in the Senate. “I was just…

HBO’s ‘Veep’ Not So Funny, Says Real White House Staffer

HBO’s ‘Veep’ Not So Funny, Says Real White House Staffer

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — A White House insider is not all that impressed with the humor in HBO’s satirical show, Veep, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show features Julia Louis-Dreyfus as fictional Vice President Selin…

Marco Rubio Avoids VP Questions, Hammers Obama for Losing his Spark

Marco Rubio Avoids VP Questions, Hammers Obama for Losing his Spark

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), deflected questions about the vice presidency in an interview Sunday morning and instead zeroed in on the failings of President Obama and the spark he’s lost since 2008.“All t…

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ‘Not Looking to be Loved’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ‘Not Looking to be Loved’

(WASHINGTON) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says his record in the Garden State is evidence that divided government doesn’t have to mean gridlock, when leaders make the right “tough choices.”At a biannual dinner of Washing…

Vice Presidential Stakes: Voters Favor Their Own, Says Poll

Vice Presidential Stakes: Voters Favor Their Own, Says Poll

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(HAMDEN, Conn.) — When it comes to the GOP vice presidential stakes, voters in three crucial electoral states  – Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania – favor their home state (or regional) politicians as choices for M…

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Coy About VP Prospects

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Coy About VP Prospects

Kris Connor/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) — Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell stuck to the ambiguous script of a potential running mate Thursday morning. No comment.“I’m not interviewing or auditioning. I’ve got Patrick Henry and Thomas Jeff…

Vice Presidential Contender Rob Portman Says It’s Not About Sizzle

Vice Presidential Contender Rob Portman Says It’s Not About Sizzle

Alex Wong/Getty Images for ‘Meet the Press’(WASHINGTON) — Vice Presidential contender and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) fired back at critics who say he’s too boring to be Mitt Romney’s running-mate.“Well I like to think I am a serious …

Christie Says Romney Might Convince Him to Be Veep

Christie Says Romney Might Convince Him to Be Veep

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(PLAINSBORO, N.J.) — Chris Christie has said he’s “not looking to become vice president,” but the New Jersey governor said Monday  presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney might be able to convi…

Chris Christie Tells Jersey ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’

Chris Christie Tells Jersey ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(SPRINGFIELD, N.J.) — Gov. Chris Christie, mentioned as a possible running mate for Mitt Romney, assured his constituents at a town hall today that he’s “not going anywhere.”In a packed firehouse, a…

Dick Cheney Discusses Importance of Choosing a Strong VP

Dick Cheney Discusses Importance of Choosing a Strong VP

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Not race, not gender, not backing from a large swing state with all its electoral votes – none of those attributes are as important for a vice presidential nominee as the ability to step up and take over …

Romney Still ‘Studying’ Rubio’s Dream Act, Won’t Talk About Veepstakes

Romney Still ‘Studying’ Rubio’s Dream Act, Won’t Talk About Veepstakes

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(ASTON, Pa.) – Mitt Romney declined to endorse Sen. Marco Rubio’s version of the Dream Act on Monday, saying only that it is something he is “studying.” “He and I have spoken about his thinking on hi…

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