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Romney’s head of VP search peppered with running-mate questions – from family as well as media

Romney campaign veep-vetter-in-chief Beth Myers isn’t just fielding queries from reporters about potential running mates. She’s also being peppered with questions by members of her own family.

File: Beth Myers is in charge of "selection and vetting and analysis." (Elise Amendola/AP)

Reports ABC News’ Chris Good from a Myers appearance in Ashburn, Va.:

[Myers] also made light of the difficulty of keeping her work under wraps, particularly in a family setting. “Wherever I go, and it’s been very strange, I can’t tell — because I’m a pretty open person — but I can’t tell anybody about this at all,” Myers said. “My children and husband are really kind of upset, because they — they’ll start — I can sort of tell they’re plotting against me, and they’ll have like — dinner table — just a casual conversation, ‘Gee, who would be a good VP?’ And I just sit there silently.”

Myers also told the crowd of about 55 women that she’s pleased with the field of potential running mates, reports Good:

“This year we have a ton of qualified Republicans. It is amazing. It made my job really, really hard because it wasn’t a year where there were three people who might fit the bill. We have a deep bench, including your governor,” Myers said, referring to Virginia’s Gov. Bob McDonnell, who has been seen as a second tier possibility in Romney’s search.


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