AP: Jeb Bush wants Rubio for VP
"TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush thinks Sen. Marco Rubio is ready to be vice president and he shared those thoughts with presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, he said Wednesday."
NBC: Jindal announces 300 IT jobs coming to Baton Rouge
"BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC44) — Governor Bobby Jindal and tech company Ameritas are promising the city of Baton Rouge 300 new IT jobs."
The Hill: Portman pushes bill to end shutdowns
"Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on Wednesday introduced a bill aimed at ending the threat of a government shutdown once and for all. The bill would automatically extend government spending at current levels for 120 days when funding expires. If Congress continues to fail to act, spending would be cut by 1 percent across the board every 90 days."
Politico: Rob Portman could face heat on steel
"Democrats have made no secret of how they would skewer Ohio Sen. Rob Portman if Mitt Romney puts him on the ticket: by tying the former White House budget guru to former President George W. Bush and his controversial economic policies."
Politico: Veep Sheet: Gov. Bob McDonnell 'incredibly able'
"Today, Mitt Romney is heading out for a foreign trip that includes stops in London for the Olympics, Israel and Poland. But an interesting tidbit from closer to home emerged Tuesday: Beth Myers, who is spearheading Romney’s search for a veep pick, name-dropped Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a conversation with Old Dominion voters."
NBC: Romney surrogate blitz begins
"WASHINGTON -- Portman. Pawlenty. Rubio. Jindal.
Those are just a few of the headliners of Mitt Romney’s summer surrogate tour, a whirlwind blitz that begins Thursday and will feature the presumptive nominee’s most prominent supporters hitting swing states throughout the country while he is overseas."
The Telegraph: Ayotte, McCain to talk budget cuts next week at BAE Systems in Merrimack
"MERRIMACK – U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte will return home to the Nashua area next week, and this time, she’ll be bringing an old friend along. Ayotte, a Nashua native, is set to visit BAE Systems in Merrimack Tuesday with U.S. Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who made New Hampshire a centerpiece of his presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2008."