Toomey “Very Unlikely” to be Romney’s Running Mate

It seems that Pat Toomey won’t be the Republican VP candidate.

PoliticsPA readers scooped this story a long time ago, though.

A poll, recently conducted, asked the likelihood that Romney would tap Toomey for VP, and 67 percent of readers said “no chance.”

That 67 percent was 417 of the 621 votes cast in the poll. About one-fourth of readers, or 144 people, said there was a “strong possibility” that Toomey would be chosen.

And Pat Toomey agrees with our numbers.

“Very unlikely” was the term he used to describe his odds of being Mitt Romney’s running mate.

In a Monday meeting with the Lehigh Valley newspaper’s editorial board, The Express-Times, Toomey said that he had spoken with Romney, but not about the particulars of a Veep position.

“I think it is very unlikely,” he said of his chances of being the running mate.

“We’ve got a deep bench. We’ve got a lot of people that would bring a lot to a national ticket.”

This observation came in spite of claims by many conservative groups that Toomey would make a good choice for the position.

10 percent of PoliticsPA said Gov. Tom Corbett was a more likely VP pick.

Reader Poll: Who Should Republicans Nominate for Governor in 2022?


  • Someone else (46%)
  • G.T. Thompson (13%)
  • Pat Toomey (13%)
  • Mike Turzai (9%)
  • Camera Bartolotta (9%)
  • Jim Cawley (5%)
  • Guy Reschenthaler (3%)
  • Jake Corman (1%)
  • Bill McSwain (1%)

Total Voters: 2,831

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May 15th, 2012 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Poll, Presidential, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “Toomey “Very Unlikely” to be Romney’s Running Mate”

  1. Frances says:

    I kept telling people Romney is Obama light! Why does the republican keep doing the same thing every four years, voting in a rino, calling themselves conservatives when they are really democrats in republican clothes! I would have rather had Gingrich but since he’s out of the race, I now want Ron Paul as much as that makes me gag, but at least he’s no Obama or Romney! Once Romney is elected, nothing will change very much, just lighter of the same!

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