Keating: Phones silent so far at Governor's Mansion

Monday, July 24th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- If he knows something, Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating isn't saying who will be George W. Bush's pick for a vice presidential running mate. Keating said this morning that he's heard nothing about who the Texas Governor and presumptive Republican presidential candidate will select to be his vice president.

Keating says he will support 100 percent whomever Bush selects. Keating is considered to be among the leading contenders for the job, although former defense secretary Dick Cheney has emerged in recent days as the apparent front-runner. Keating was coy when asked if he was optimistic about his chances to become the Number Two man on the G-O-P ticket. He replied that he was optimistic about Bush's chances to win the election.