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The press is opining that Sen. Rob Portman, Ohio Republican, is a favorite "insider" pick as Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate. Among his outdoorsy interests, Mr. Portman is an avid hunter, and he bagged a turkey during time off from his House duties last month. (Photo provided by Rob Portman)

The press is opining that Sen. Rob Portman, Ohio Republican, is a favorite "insider" pick as Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate. Among his outdoorsy interests, Mr. Portman is an avid hunter, and he bagged a turkey during time off from his House duties last month. (Photo provided by Rob Portman)

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