STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) _ California Gov. Gray Davis said Monday he intends to serve out his four-year term but declined to rule out the possibility of becoming Vice President Al Gore's running mate on the Democratic ticket.

``I don't like to rule things out that haven't been offered to me,'' said Davis, who took office just last year. He spoke at an impromptu news conference at the National Governors' Association meeting.

Gore advisers say Davis is among the possible running mates being considered, and Davis twice refused to spike the speculation even though he insisted his response did not leave any ``weasel room.''

Davis said he has had ``conversations with the powers that be'' on the subject of Gore's running mate and that he has suggested some names. He declined to elaborate to reporters.