McCain Compiles List Of Possible Veeps

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Annapolis, Md. (AP) Senator John McCain says he has begun getting together a list of names to choose a vice presidential running mate

McCain said he hopes to make an announcement before the Republican convention in early September.

He says he knows the issue has “enhanced importance” because of his age -- 71.

McCain wrapped up the Republican presidential nomination a month ago.

McCain was interviewed by radio talk show host Don Imus. He did not offer any details of his search for a running mate.

He told Imus, “we just started this process of getting together A list of names and having them looked at.”