Report: Marco Rubio is not being vetted for VP

11:13 AM, Jun 19, 2012   |    comments
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. listens at left as Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a news conference prior to a town hall-style meeting in Aston, Pa.
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(USA TODAY) -- There's an ABC News report that's getting some buzz this morning:

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida reportedly is not being vetted to be Mitt Romney's running mate, according to "knowledgeable sources" to ABC News. The report goes on to say that the rising GOP star, whose memoir is published today, "has not been asked to complete any questionnaires or been asked to turn over any financial documents typically required of potential vice presidential candidates."

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The Romney campaign has not provided any details about the vice presidential selection process ever since the former Massachusetts governor let it be known that he's tapped Beth Myers, his former chief of staff, to run the running-mate search.

Rubio has refused repeatedly to say whether he is being vetted, out of "respect for the process" and Romney.

Still, Rubio's name is frequently mentioned as a possible VP contender and former Florida governor Jeb Bush is among those who have been touting the Tea Party favorite as a top pick. Rubio has been highlighted as someone to watch ever since he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010.

Catalina Camia, USA TODAY

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