The Washington Times - July 7, 2012, 08:20PM

Sen. Rob Portman, Ohio Republican, spoke at a New Hampshire Republican party fundraiser Saturday night, and says he’s also taking a college tour in the area with his daughter.

But President George W. Bush’s former budget director — widely presumed to be on Mitt Romney’s short list for potential running mates — told reporters he has not visited Mr. Romney at his nearby vacation home, nor does he plan to before heading out of the New England area. He’s expected to appear in the Boston area to help fundraise for Mr. Romney on Monday.


Consistent with previous statements, Mr. Portman did not say whether he is being vetted by the Romney camp.