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Mitt Romney's 2012 running mate could be a woman, says Ann Romney (+video)

Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, told CBS News "We've been looking at" a woman on the Republican 2012 ticket. Could it be Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire?

Ann Romney: Mitt Romney's running mate could be a woman
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Mitt Romney's wife says her husband is thinking about picking a woman to be on his ticket this fall.

Ann Romney says in an interview, "We've been looking at that and I love that option as well."

She tells CBS News she thinks the person selected for the No. 2 spot should be "someone that obviously can do the job but will be able to carry through with some of the other responsibilities."

The former Massachusetts governor, who was joined by his wife for the interview, declined to describe the status of the vice presidential search, saying "that's something I'm keeping close with my team."

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Romney did say — again - that, in his words, "As long as I continue to speak about the economy, I'm going to win."

During his week-long holiday at his lakeside estate in New Hampshire, the Republican presidential candidate huddled  with his top advisers, including his campaign manager and the aide overseeing his vice presidential search. His top strategist was in town shooting video for new TV ads. And Romney himself made his first official public appearance of the week on Wednesday, marching in this town's July Fourth parade.

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