Brownback to Nominate Republican Veep Choice

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback has been selected to formally nominate John McCain's choice for vice president at the
Republican National Convention next week.

Spokesman Brian Hart says Brownback will place the candidate's name into nomination on Thursday night, the convention's final night, when the Kansan is also scheduled to be a featured speaker.

Brownback became one of McCain's strongest supporters after ending his own White House bid.

Two GOP campaign officials are fueling speculation that John McCain has chosen either Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty or former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to be his running mate. They say he's picked a traditional candidate for VP. McCain and his choice will appear together Friday at a rally in Ohio.

The GOP convention's four-day gathering in St. Paul, Minn., runs
from Sept. 1-4.

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