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July 16, 2012 01:14 PM

SD Sen. Thune Vice President Rumors Resurface

SIOUX FALLS, SD

The "John Thune for vice president" rumor mill is at it again.

The Hill reported Monday that Thune has "reemerged" as a viable VP candidate for Mitt Romney, quoting the South Dakota Republican as saying he met with Romney's senior advisers in Boston.

But the meeting was months ago, and Thune told the congressional newspaper that although he met with Beth Myers, who is leading the VP search, it wasn't "about what you think it's about."

That hasn't stopped the story from trending its way onto numerous news websites - including one on New York Magazine's site headlined "The Possibly Unbearable Handsomeness of a Romney-Thune Ticket."

Thune stopped short of saying whether he's being vetted, but he had said he was not interested in being Romney's running mate.

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