CONCORD, N.H. — Sen. Rob Portman broke away from his 17-year-old daughter’s tour of his alma mater, Dartmouth College, to venture an hour south of here Saturday to trumpet the virtues of Mitt Romney.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty spent Thursday and Friday shadowing President Obama as he traveled through Ohio and Pennsylvania, taking turns tearing into the president as they stumped in front of “Romney Victory” banners.
Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) is jetting to Boston this week to raise money for Romney in the candidate’s home town, and Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.) is headlining a Romney fundraiser in Illinois. And two weeks ago, when Romney campaigned in New Jersey, it was Gov. Chris Christie who gave the presumptive nominee some juice and bragged about having endorsed him earlier than most other Republican governors.
With the prospective vice presidential candidates fanning out as campaign-trail surrogates, Romney and his closest counselors have entered the final stages of selecting the ultimate surrogate — a running mate.
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