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Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 05/29/2012

McDonnell says Romney not vetting him for VP

Pundits — and reporters — can’t seem to stop speculating that Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be on presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s short list for vice president.

But McDonnell, speaking on WTOP radio Tuesday, confirms that the Romney campaign has not asked him for documents to begin the vetting process.

“I am not being vetted by his campaign,’’ he said.

McDonnell said Tuesday on his monthly show that many members of his party are qualified — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal — and that he plans to finish his term, which ends January 2014.

“I’m absolutely planning to finish my term as governor,’’ he said.

The popular governor and chairman of the Republican Governors Association has been on countless lists of speculative vice presidential contenders.

After repeated questions Tuesday, McDonnell finally said: “I’ll let you know if he calls.”

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