Bob McDonnell to campaign with Mitt Romney in Virginia this week: Another VP tryout?

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a potential running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, will appear alongside Romney in Virginia on Thursday, Yahoo News has learned.

McDonnell, who endorsed Romney in January and campaigned with him during the primaries, plans to meet with the candidate for a fundraiser Wednesday night in Arlington before joining him for an event in the state the following day. McDonnell will not join Romney for his event scheduled Wednesday morning due to budget meetings in Richmond, sources with knowledge of the governor's plans said.

Ever since Romney all but secured the Republican nomination, he has appeared publicly with possible running mates, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and most recently, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte.

When asked about the prospects of becoming Romney's running mate during a radio interview last week, McDonnell called the mention "flattering," but denied that he was gunning for the job.

"I'm not looking for it, asking for it, expecting it," he said.

The Romney campaign will announce the time and location of the Thursday event featuring Romney and McDonnell on Tuesday.

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