Boehner on VP: Rob Portman ‘would be a great asset for Gov. Romney’

Chris Moody
Political Reporter
The Ticket

House Speaker John Boehner gave a nod to Ohio Sen. Rob Portman Thursday night when asked whom he would like to see Mitt Romney choose as a running mate.

"I'm partial to Rob Portman," Boehner said during an interview on Fox News' "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren." "I've been a longtime friend. He's a United States senator from Ohio, served as the director of Office of Management and Budget under George W. Bush. Also served as the U.S. trade rep, served in the House of Representatives as well. Knows his way around Washington, and I think he'd be a great asset for Gov. Romney."

A fellow Ohioan, Boehner served with Portman in the House from 1993 to 2005, before Portman went on to work for the  Bush administration and then to the Senate.

Watch the full interview, with remarks about Romney's vice presidential pick at the end: