Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Republicans dominate list of possible Romney running mates

Catholic World News - April 27, 2012

The Washington Post points out that presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is likely to choose a Catholic as his running-mate.

Having defeated two Catholics (Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich) for the Republican nomination, Romney must now choose his preferred candidate for the vice-presidency. Among the 5 Republican politicians regarded as the most likely candidates, 4--Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin--are Catholics. (The 5th, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, is a Methodist.) Several more Catholics are among the other potential candidates whose names are frequently mentioned by Washington analysts.

Only one Republican Catholic has ever been nominated by the party for a spot on a presidential ballot: Rep. William Miller of New York was the GOP vice-presidential candidate in 1964.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($33,996 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,003.54
97% 3%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Famous actors bring the New Testament to dramatic life in this audio Bible 0 hours ago
Preparing for the Jubilee of Mercy 2 hours ago
Final Liturgical Year volume for 2014-2015 now available August 31
Church Fathers: The Third Century and the School of Alexandria August 29
Every Aspect of the Catholic Thing August 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: welcome with compassion those who have remarried outside the Church CWN - August 5
Pope Francis: SSPX priests will licitly and validly absolve sins during Jubilee of Mercy CWN - 13 hours ago