Ten possible vice-presidential candidates for the GOP ticket

Too soon to start speculating about possible Republican vice-presidential candidates? Evidently not. Mitt Romney's rise to the level of presumptive presidential nominee seems to have given political writers and pundits the go-ahead to begin one of the favored handicapping contests in all of politics.

3. Bob McDonnell

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell talks at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., on March 10, 2012.

From yet another key swing state, the popular governor of Virginia is also high on the list of vice-presidential contenders.

Governor McDonnell seems open to the job, as his own term as governor is just about up. (Virginia limits governors to a single term.)

He was in the news a lot in February for the flap over transvaginal ultrasounds for women seeking abortions – and his compromise, stripping out the transvaginal ultrasound mandate but still requiring such women to undergo an ultrasound – didn’t exactly please Republicans or Democrats. Still, McDonnell is a top contender.

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