Vice President George Bush stepped up his search for a running mate Wednesday. He invited a former rival, New York Rep. Jack Kemp, and other prominent Republicans to submit background information on themselves.
Republican sources in Washington said an invitation had gone out to New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici as well. New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu previously had acknowledged receiving a background questionnaire from the Bush campaign.
In addition to Kemp, the names mentioned most frequently in the speculation include those of Kansas Sen. Bob Dole and California Gov. George Deukmejian. The names of several women, including Kansas Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum and Elizabeth Hanford Dole, a former secretary of transportation and Dole's wife, also have come up.