vice president

The 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

Oct 8, 2020
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., stands with her husband Douglas Emhoff while Vice President Mike Pence stands with his wife Karen Pence during the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020.
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Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Wednesday engaged in a largely civil discussion of issues in their first and only debate appearance before the November 3 election.

Updated at 7 p.m. ET

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has picked Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate.

The selection will make Harris the third woman and first Black and first Asian American candidate to be nominated for vice president by a major political party.

The Ups and Downs of the 2016 'Veepstakes'

Jul 7, 2016

The presidential race is heating up as rumors increase surrounding potential Vice President nominees. Some believe a more politically correct candidate could help balance Donald Trump's ticket, while a candidate who appeals to young voters could help Hillary Clinton. Explore the Veepstakes this hour on All Sides.

Choosing a Vice Presidential Nominee

May 10, 2016
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A great deal of planning goes into a vice presidential pick. For instance, a vice presidential running mate can give nominees an advantage if they choose someone from a large swing state. They can also help diversify a candidate's platform. This hour, we will discuss the strategy that goes into choosing a running mate.