Got Apps? Republicans Circling Around Romney’s Western Tour

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Mitt Romney with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during a rally in Exeter, New Hampshire.

As Republican Mitt Romney heads to Denver this week, with speculation stirring about his choice of a running mate, Republican governors will be meeting about three hours west.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will join Virginia’s Bob McDonnell, South Carolina’s Nikki Haley, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Scott Walker of Wisconsin in Aspen on Wednesday to take part in a panel discussion hosted by the Aspen Institute.

The following day, Republican governors will hold an “Open Press Round-table” with Romney in Carbondale, Colorado. The Republican Governors Association has scheduled its quarterly round-table meeting on Thursday in Carbondale.

Christie also will appear at a Romney fund-raising event later back in Aspen, according to a schedule released by New Jersey’s Republican State Committee. .

The question may be whether they’ve downloaded the “Mitt’s VP” app — his planned method of rolling out his choice for vice president.

Christie, 49, has been mentioned as a possible choice to give the keynote address at the Republican National Convention at the end of August — and it’s unlikely that any keynoter will be the running mate.


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