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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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It is possible that Bernie Sanders voters may have wished that Clinton picked a more liberal running mate, and they are still holding that against Kaine.
ABV, however, has already tabled its "recommendation" that its leader, Georgi Parvanov (who served twice as President between 2002 and 2012) should be the joint candidate, while Kalfin should be his running mate.
Mike Pence as Donald Trump's running mate is among the least positive Gallup has measured for vice presidential picks, although similar to their reaction to Paul Ryan four years ago.
The best evidence we have is that the running mate can influence the vote at the margins.
Cruz's unusually early announcement of a running mate appeared to be a bid to recover from Tuesday's losses, which moved Trump closer to the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination at the July 18-21 Republican convention in Cleveland.
For some time, political scientists have tried to determine how much difference running mates make to election outcomes, and the general conclusion is: not much.
Asked who he thought was the best running mate for Duterte, Sison replied: Bongbong is the worst kind.
UNA will announce within the next few days the running mate of VP Binay," party Spokesman and Provincial Coordinator Mon Ilagan said in a statement.
The running mates program, one of APS Nashville's main components, provides opportunities for building and strengthening relationships between navies at an interpersonal level.
Knowing more about the running mates may be particularly important in 2008 because the Republican nominee, John McCain, is a cancer survivor and would, if elected, be the oldest president sworn in to a first term.
Byline: Several factors come into play when deciding on the vice-presidential running mate.
On June 12 USA Today reported that Buchanan had come up with a short list of potential running mates.