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running mate

1. US a candidate for the subordinate of two linked positions, esp a candidate for the vice-presidency
2. a horse that pairs another in a team
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Former Bamiyan Governor Habiba Surabi, an ethnic Hazara, who has been a symbol of women empowerment, is Rasool's second running mate.
Just yesterday, my opponent chose his running mate, the ideological leader of Republicans in Congress, Mr Paul Ryan.
Now, this kind of top down economics is central to Governor Romney and it is central to his running mate.
The announcement marked the end a months-long search by Romney for a running mate to join him in facing Democratic President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the November 6 poll.
Beth Myers, Romney's campaign adviser who's current goal is finding the Massachusetts governor a running mate, (http://abcnews.
The race to be Rom's running mate is wide open with bookies making Ohio senator Rob Portman the 2-1 favourite.
He explained: "You should have got Michelle Obama to be your running mate - now that would have been strategic.
Although the press is transfixed by the electoral impact of the running mate, the media neglects the transformation of the vice presidency into a pivotal new force in the Executive Office of the President and the executive branch more generally.
However it is likely McCain will wait to see who Obama selects before picking his running mate.
Mr Obama was thought to be looking for a running mate who adds weight to the Democratic ticket, given the Illinois senator's brief tenure on the national political scene.
Now that vice presidential announcements are separate events from the conventions, the polls can better isolate any impact the announcement of a running mate has on presidential preferences.
Political pundits speculated that Clinton would make a splendid running mate for Obama.