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Veepstakes: Ready for their closeups

AP’s Hunt writes: “Mitt Romney's vice presidential search has entered a new phase: auditions. As his campaign evaluates potential running mates, Republicans with a possible shot at the No. 2 spot on the presidential ticket are starting to engage in unofficial public tryouts for the traditional vice presidential role of attack dog.”

RUBIO: Political Wire: “Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) "is planning a swing-state summer bus tour that will also roll through South Carolina, the early presidential primary battleground," the Miami Herald reports.” He’ll stop in his home state of Florida, as well as make his way up the coast to North Carolina and Virginia (while stopping in South Carolina – a state rich with conservatives interested in his life story -- as well.)