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Last updated 7:50PM ET
July 22, 2018
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Possible Ohio candidate for McCain's running mate
(WOUB) - It's been about a year since Rob Portman
resigned as President Bush's budget chief to spend more time with his family and explore a possible statewide run in 2010.

And now he's in the middle of Beltway buzz about potential running mates for Republican Senator John McCain.

With the Republican national convention less than a month away, the former congressman from southern Ohio is often mentioned in media reports and columns among the half-dozen or so politicians
believed to be among the leading candidates.

Portman says in an interview with The Associated Press that he's a little surprised at the attention.

Duke University political scientist David Rohde says Portman is a plausible contender because he's experienced but relatively young.
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