Officials said text message on choice will go out Saturday morning
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Sen. Barack Obama speaks in Chester, Va., Thursday.
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Aug. 22: All eyes are on their cell phones as the country awaits a text message announcement about Sen. Barack Obama's running mate. NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.
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EMPORIA, Va - Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine have been told by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign they will not be his vice presidential choice, NBC News reported on Friday, quoting sources.
Speculation about Obama's choice has centered on Bayh, Kaine and Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden. Other names in the mix include Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Texas Rep. Chet Edwards.
Obama and his campaign have offered little information but the Illinois senator said earlier this week he had made up his mind about the choice.