BOSTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Presumed U.S. Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry could announce his vice presidential choice as soon as next week, the Boston Globe reported.
The newspaper said Kerry was at his wife's 90-acre farm outside Pittsburgh working on his convention acceptance speech and considering who would be his running mate. Kerry has kept the vetting process for the possible vice president very close, but speculation had centered on Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., and Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack.
An anonymous campaign adviser told the Globe, "We're hearing it's going to be Tuesday."
The candidate's schedule has Kerry in the Midwest through the Fourth of July before he returns to his wife's farm in Fox Chapel, Pa. If the announcement were made Tuesday, the campaign would have two days of introductory appearances before the next scheduled event -- a large New York fundraiser Thursday, three weeks before Kerry is expected to accept the Democrat's nomination for president at the party's convention in Boston.