08/12/2011 01:31 pm ET Updated Oct 12, 2011

Top Republican VP Candidates Includes Hispanics And Women

Hispanics and women top the list of most buzzed about 2012 Republican vice presidential candidates as the party seeks to build on its shrinking base of whites, according to several GOP officials.

"The next vice president will be brown, maybe a woman," a top Republican official told Whispers. And if not, look for somebody with budget-cutting chops to satisfy the Tea Party, the insiders add.

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