Likely U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign Tuesday named two Republican operatives to serve as top aides to his running mate.
Randy Bumps, a former state representative in Maine who worked as political director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and as regional political director for the Republican National Committee, is to serve as director of operations for Romney's yet-to-be-named vice presidential pick, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Kevin Sheridan, a former spokesman and director of regional media for the RNC, is to serve as the running mate's director of communications.
"I'm proud to add Randy and Kevin to our growing team," Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades said in a statement. "They both have enjoyed long and distinguished careers in our party. Their work will be vital as we move forward in the campaign to defeat President Obama and elect Mitt Romney."
Names being circulated for Romney's possible choice for running mate include U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; and U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.
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