Jesse Ventura's publicist confirms he'd consider running on the same ticket with Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, if he ran as an independent, but Paul's camp has yet to respond to the suggestion.

"He said he would consider running with him," Says Jen Hobbs, who's organizing Ventura's current book tour. "If Paul ran as a Republican, Jesse would run as independent on same ticket. Or if Paul switched to Independent, he would seriously consider it."

The two have not discussed the idea that Ventura mentioned when answering a question about whether and how he would run for president in 2012.