Associated Press - April 2, 2008 8:23 AM ET
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.
"I'd like to get it done as early as possible. I'm aware of enhanced importance of this issue given my age," the 71-year-old Arizona senator said.
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.
"We just started this process of getting together a list of names and having them looked at," he said.