Family Research Council president Tony Perkins urged Mitt Romney in a private meeting yesterday to select a running mate who has been outspoken against abortion.
“My encouragement to him on a pro-life running mate isn’t just somebody who has checked the box [on opposing abortion rights] but somebody who has a portfolio of support on the culture of life,” Perkins said in a telephone interview. Perkins said he told Romney that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell would all be good picks, but also raised the prospect of firebrand freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).
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