Responding to veepstakes rumors, Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, vice chair of the House Republican Conference and rising star on Capitol Hill, says she's open to being Mitt Romney's running mate, and encourages him to tap a woman for the job.
In an interview with National Review Online, the four-term Republican acknowledged that she's open to the idea, but took care to note that she is not "seeking" the nod. Romney, she says, should simply pick a conservative running mate — and if it's a woman, all the better.
"Republican women bring an important voice to the table," McMorris-Rodgers says. "The big issues that face this country right now — the economy, jobs, the debt, and health care — are on the forefront of people's minds, and especially on women's minds."
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